Advocacy

Improved Patient-Centered Care for People Living with Kidney Disease: The WKD Position Paper Available Now

The World Kidney Day 2021 position paper, “Towards patient-centered care for people living with kidney disease,” presents top-line evidence, context, and call-to-actions for anyone advocating for patient-centered kidney care and decision-making. Central to the paper is the conviction that kidney care at all levels, policy, research, and management, is most effective when developed in partnership with patients...

The World Kidney Day Webinar on March 11: Bringing Together the Community for Kidney Health

World Kidney Day 2021: Living well with kidney disease will be broadcast at two different time slots on World Kidney Day (WKD), March 11, 2021: 11 March, 11 a.m. CET and 10 p.m. CET. Use a time zone converter to select a session. Register here. The webinar, featuring prominent figures in kidney health, will bring together the WKD...

ISN Joins the European Kidney Health Alliance

The ISN has joined the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing concrete solutions to the challenges posed by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Europe. Joining the EKHA further enhances ISN’s ability to raise awareness of CKD’s severity and prevalence as a social and economic burden to patients and society within...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology and the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health on the EU-led Draft Resolution on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies

74th World Health Assembly Statement on the EU-led Draft Resolution on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies As Members of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, The International Diabetes Federation, The International Society for Nephrology, The World Heart Federation and The World Stroke Organization thank you for the opportunity to provide inputs on...

ISN Calls for Urgent Prioritization of Dialysis Patients in COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

The ISN has written to the WHO requesting its support in convincing policymakers worldwide to immediately prioritize the vaccination of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. The request has been made in light of the recent ISN paper published in Kidney International, “The urgent need to vaccinate dialysis patients against SARS-CoV-2: A...

#MyGr8Rule Challenge is Back for World Kidney Day 2021

The World Kidney Day (WKD) #MyGr8Rule challenge reminds us to look after our kidneys and prevent kidney disease. The initiative revolves around 8 golden rules for kidney health. To participate, complete one or more of these golden rules and: Take a picture of yourself in action, frame it with the WKD rules photo filter, and share it...

ISN Develops “Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-resource Settings”

As part of the ISN’s work plan as a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), and with guidance and technical reviews provided by WHO staff, the ISN has developed the “Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-resource Settings”. The Framework, due to be launched at the World Congress of Nephrology...

World Kidney Day 2021 Activities Guide Available Now

With less than two months to go before World Kidney Day (WKD) 2021, the WKD 2021 Activities Guide provides ideas and tips for planning online activities to highlight the theme Living Well With Kidney Disease. Given the various coronavirus restrictions in place worldwide, the way you celebrate WKD 2021 depends on the framework set by...