Advocacy

ISN President Encourages Patient-Centric NCD Policies

ISN President, Vivekanand Jha, spoke at the online event “Leaving No-one Behind: The Need for a Person-Centred, Inclusive NCD Agenda Confirmation” organized by the NCD Alliance on November 5, 2020. This roundtable event focused on the challenges of the current NCD response and key opportunities and solutions to go beyond a siloed NCD agenda, notably...

ISN Urges Continued Efforts to Prioritize NCDs at World Health Assembly

The ISN participated in the resumed 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) organized by the WHO, which took place virtually from November 9-14, 2020. The ISN submitted three statements focusing on: The prevention and control of kidney disease and other NCDs. Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition. WHO’s work in health emergencies. Recordings of the sessions, including the statements presented...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology on delivering essential services to affected populations during health emergencies, at the 73rd edition of World Health Assembly

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) congratulates the WHO on its work delivering essential services to affected populations during health emergencies. People living with kidney disease are extremely vulnerable during health crises, being at higher risk of contracting more severe illnesses. Indeed, those requiring dialysis tend to have weaker immune systems, which makes it harder...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology on behalf of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health at the 73rd edition of World Health Assembly

Given the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with NCDs and circulatory conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, CVD, and stroke, the International Society of Nephrology, International Diabetes Federation, World Heart Federation, and World Stroke Organization reiterate our support for Political Declaration (A73/5) on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. As...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology on maternal, fetal and child nutrition at the 73rd edition of World Health Assembly

Given the strong association between poor maternal, fetal and child nutrition, and an increased risk of kidney disease in adult life, the International Society of Nephrology welcomes the adoption of the World Health Organization Decision EB146(20) on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. Poor maternal health and nutrition before and during pregnancies can have adverse...

ISN Liaises with EU and ACP to Promote Universal Health Coverage

The ISN is currently liaising with the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States representatives to ensure that a forthcoming partnership agreement between these blocs promotes UHC in all ACP countries, particularly regarding optimal health care for patients living with kidney diseases. The Cotonou Agreement, signed in 2000 by the...

SharE-RR Workshop Program Converted to Successful Webinar Series

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SharE-RR (SHARing Expertise to support the set-up of Renal Registries) workshop, scheduled to take place at the World Congress of Nephrology 2020, was unable to go ahead as planned. The program, developed by the SharE-RR advisory group to share knowledge and experience in establishing renal registries, was re-worked from a...

World Kidney Day: Tools to Start a Local Campaign

The 2021 World Kidney Day Campaign (WKD) content is now available in Arabic, Chinese (simple and traditional), French, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. These newly translated pages include details of the 2021 WKD theme and call for action to facilitate local awareness-raising activities. A series of WKD 2021 campaign images presenting the 2021 focus on living...

ISN Joins Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact

Professor Ifeoma Ulasi, University of Nigeria, ISN Advocacy Working Group member, and Paul Laffin, ISN Advocacy Director, participated in the WHO Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact on October 14, 2020. The WHO Global Diabetes Compact, to be launched in April 2021, builds on the Global Hearts Initiative to focus...

ISN to Contribute to WHO Regional Committee Meetings

The ISN continues to strengthen its collaboration with the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, besides attending the World Health Assembly, the ISN will participate in the 72nd Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas and the 71st session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western...