Advocacy

ISN Advocacy Newsletter – Bridging the Gaps – November 2021

Bridging the Gaps: Highlighting ISN Advocacy Initiatives and Partnerships to Activate Change and Support Kidney Patients Welcome members and allies to Bridging the Gaps, the ISN’s quarterly update on how we are advocating and collaborating with patients and partners to address the global burden of kidney disease. As we continue to battle against the existential...

Patient Voices Toward Advancing Kidney Care Worldwide

The ISN is delighted to announce the creation of the ISN’s Patient Liaison Advisory Group. This group, composed of one patient representative from each of the ten ISN regions, will support the ISN's efforts to shape policies to tackle kidney disease worldwide. The ISN firmly supports WHO’s 1978 Alma Ata Declaration that “people have the right...

Download the 2022 World Kidney Day Theme in Your Language and Contribute Your Kidney Health Story to the Campaign

To spread the 2022 World Kidney Day (WKD) theme, "Kidney Health for All," as widely as possible and promote the call to action to bridge knowledge gaps to better kidney care, a selection of WKD web pages are now available in Arabic, Chinese (simple and traditional), French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili. The ISN encourages...

ISN Emphasizes Link between Kidney Health and Climate Change in COP26 Consultation

In August 2021, the ISN was invited to provide comments and recommendations on the relationship between kidney health and climate change in a consultation seeking to inform the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) Special Report on Climate Change and Health: "The Health Argument for Climate Action." The paper was developed in the run-up...

The ISN Hosts European Kidney Health Alliance Meeting to Promote Kidney Care Within the EU

The ISN hosted the European Kidney Health Alliance's (EKHA) Board of Directors, September 21-22, 2021. EKHA leaders met virtually with the Members of the European Parliament (MEP) Group for Kidney Health on September 22 to discuss the role of the European Union in promoting kidney health and improving access to kidney disease treatment in...

Position Paper on Emergency Preparedness to Reduce Future Impact of Pandemics Is the Focus of GCCH Meeting

The Global Circulatory Health Coalition's (GCCH) October meeting, "Responding to COVID-19: Circulatory Health in Crisis," focused on the recent launch of the position paper, "Preventing the Next Pandemic: The Case for Investment in Circulatory Health." Past ISN President Vivekanand Jha was present at the virtual meeting and moderated one of the sessions. Read the paper...

Discover the Latest Edition of the DICG Newsletter

Read the September issue of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter here.  The current issue focuses on: A feature on organ trafficking in Assam, written by DICG members in India published in the national press. Recent articles on South Asia published in prominent transplantation journals authored by DICG leadership and members. A...

Kidney Health for All: Welcome to the World Kidney Day 2022 Campaign

The World Kidney Day (WKD) 2022 campaign has been launched in anticipation of WKD on Thursday, March 10, 2022. The WKD Joint Steering Committee has declared 2022 the year of “Kidney Health for All,” with the campaign focusing on bridging knowledge gaps to improve kidney health through increased kidney care education and awareness in the...

ISN responds to WHO consultation on recommendations to strengthen and monitor diabetes responses

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the WHO Discussion Paper: Draft recommendations to strengthen and monitor diabetes responses within national noncommunicable disease programmes, including potential targets and on the document Improving Health Outcomes of People with Diabetes Mellitus: Target Setting to Reduce the Global Burden of Diabetes...