Transition Programme


Kidney Kids are developing and running a Transition Programme to help young adults to transfer from pediatric care to adult services and achieve the best possible outcome for every young adult.


Ben Fonua, our Family Support Youth Navigator, is working with our young adults. As the Youth Navigator, Ben is endeavouring to mentor, counsel and support our young adults and their families so they can achieve autonomous self-management of their healthcare.


Ben is also implementing a Smart Watch Programme. This is for some of our kidney transplant kids who qualify, and the Smart Watch acts as a reminder to take their medications on time. The Lindsay Foundation has generously assisted us with funding for this fantastic project.

Ben Fonua

Family Support Youth Navigator
Kidney Kids NZ Incorporated
Family Support Line Tel: 0800 215 437 Mon – Fri 8:30am-5pm
Email:  [email protected]

Our mission is to support kidney kids and their families/whānau throughout New Zealand on their journey with kidney disease.


Thanks for making a real difference with your generous support, may your kindness come back to you in many wonderful ways!