Amman, (Petra) - The Jordanian
doctor, Issa Kawalit, has been elected,
in an online voting, as president of the
International Renal Care Group (IRCG)
with headquarters in Washington D.C.
Kawalit who is working as
a consultant in a number of hospitals
in Jordan, is the first Arab doctor that
wins the presidency of IRCG.
In 2011, Dr.Kawalit, who
is also the Co-director of the Arab Renal
Care Group and head of the transplant
Institute at Amman Hospital, was awarded
the Young Nephrologists Research Award
from the IRCG, in a program held as part
of the World Congress of Nephrology in
The award, which recognizes
outstanding research in fields relevant
to nephrology, is designed to encourage
and recognize young scientists active
in basic or patient-oriented research
related to the functions and diseases
of the kidney.
IRCG is the world's largest
non-governmental renal organization that
provides international health care accreditation
specific for renal and renal related health
IRCG works improve
the safety and quality of renal care provided
to the public through the provision of
health care accreditation and related
services that support performance improvement
in health care organizations.