The Kidney Disease Research Group (KDRG)

The KDRG is a non government non profitable organization which started its work about a decade back (2009). It is primarily organized by the Nephrologists and sub-sequently was enriched with supports of doctors of other specialties like Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, epidemiologist and specialists of laboratory medicine etc.

In recent days, one of the principle fights of mankind is against non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, etc. Most of these non-communicable diseases are either cause or result of chronic kidney diseases. So kidney diseases are of great importance. But in Bangladesh awareness for kidney diseases, facilities for diagnosis and management of kidney diseases are very limited. On the other hand the total number of kidney patients is also not known due to lack of true epidemiological surveys in Bangladesh.

For these reasons Kidney Disease Research Group (KDRG) is formed to increase the facilities for early detection of kidney and allied diseases, to increase epidemiological surveys for kidney diseases and other related non-communicable diseases (NCD).


To organize regular medical camps to create awareness and screening for NCDs like kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia in community.
To provide specialized care and services at an affordable cost to affected
To undertake programs for mass consciousness on kidney diseases and allied diseases like diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia in different medias.

Present Activity:

Conducting an epidemiological survey in rural Sonargaon on NCD prevalence
Started 2 outdoor-based medical centers at Sonargaon ( Mograpara union & Baidyerbazar union) for kidney, diabetes and hypertension detection and treatment
Planning epidemiological survey in urban areas on NCD prevalence
Started specialized low-cost laboratory services in as KARLS in Lalmatia
Perform awareness /screenings in adolescent and young; elderly and cancer population on NCD risk factors
Organizing research methodology training under BMS