Originally formed in September 2000 by a group of ex-patriots with the joint aims of making the ex-patriot community in Cyprus aware of the plight of local kidney sufferers and to raise monies to buy equipment for the then poorly equipped Renal Unit at Paphos General Hospital.

With regard to the first aim Cypriots suffer nearly three times the European average for serious kidney complaints.

The Cyprus Kidney Association (ex-pats) is a small Charity licensed by the Cyprus Government run by a dedicated team of volunteers and patients whose time and support is given freely resulting in expenditure other than on the Renal Unit at the Paphos General Hospital being kept to an absolute minimum.