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Bridging the Gaps - Our Quarterly Advocacy Newsletter showcasing the ISN in action: from speaking at the WHO Executive Board, The Global Kidney Policy Forum, WKD 2021 to Securing Priority COVID-19 Vaccines for Dialysis Patients and more Welcome, members and allies, to the second edition of Bridging the Gaps, the ISN’s quarterly update on how...

ISN launches Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-resource Settings

The ISN Immediate Past President, Vivekanand Jha, announced the launch of The ISN framework for developing dialysis programs in low-resource settings at the annual Global Kidney Policy Forum held at WCN'21 on April 16, 2021. Read more on this initiative in "Bringing equity in access to quality dialysis," recently published in The Lancet. The framework, developed...

ISN President Calls for the Protection of Dialysis Patients in Myanmar

The ISN President wrote to the WHO Director-General to highlight the catastrophic impact of the ongoing civil unrest in Myanmar, and the brutal military response, upon the country’s ~ 2000 dialysis patients, and to call for the WHO’s support in convincing the Myanmar military to minimize disruption to this vital healthcare treatment. Dialysis Patients in...

ISN President Writes to WHO Member States to Highlight the Links between Kidney Disease and Diabetes

The ISN President, Professor Vivekanand Jha, wrote to over 70 WHO Member States ahead of the launch of the WHO's Global Diabetes Compact on April 14. Professor Jha flagged that diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage kidney failure globally, and highlighted the importance of collaborative working to tackle the sourge of diabetes and,...

ISN Joins GCCH in Raising Awareness of Circulatory Diseases

The ISN, alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH), contributed to MediaPlanet’s cardiovascular health campaign with the article “Circulatory diseases – a growing global problem,” to be published in the Guardian newspaper. Read the article here from tomorrow, March 30. Circulatory diseases are the world’s leading cause of disability and death and...

Webinar Presents Key Elements of ISN Member Campaigns Leading to Dialysis Patient Prioritisation in National Covid-19 Vaccination Programs

As part of ISN’s global campaign to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for the three million patients worldwide currently undergoing dialysis, the ISN held the webinar, “Prioritization of Dialysis Patients in National Covid-19 Vaccination Programs - Lessons Learned from Successful Campaigns,” on March 9, 2021. The webinar highlighted methods and results from campaigns carried out in Italy,...

Successful World Kidney Day Campaign Widely Shared Online

World Kidney Day (WKD) took place on March 11. This year’s campaign highlighted the importance of living well with kidney disease to improve patients’ life quality. With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting everyday lives, online activities were increased to include a podcast, webinars, and video messages. The WKD 2021 campaign reached 164 million people on Twitter on March 11, with #worldkidneyday gaining almost 228 million...

Global Kidney Organizations Urge Governments to Prioritize Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccine to Dialysis Patients.

The presidents of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) have urged the immediate prioritization of COVID-vaccine distribution to people undergoing dialysis treatment in dialysis units worldwide. Kidney failure patients cannot live without dialysis and are more at risk of...

World Kidney Day Unites the Nephrology Community with WKD Webinar; Brussels’ Icon Dressed in WKD Colors

The ISN and the IFKF-WKA broadcast a World Kidney Day 2021 Webinar, “Living well with kidney disease,” bringing together the WKD community to mark the occasion despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A recording of the WKD Webinar will shortly be available on the ISN Academy. ISN President Vivek Jha and IFKF-WKA President Siu-Fai...