Advocacy

Prioritizing Kidney Care: The ISN and Devex to Hold Event on Lifesaving Kidney Therapies at the WHA77 on May 29

The ISN is collaborating with Devex for the second consecutive year to discuss expanding global kidney care. Register for the event online or in person here The event, “Advancing Kidney Care for All: Expanding Access to Lifesaving Therapies,” will take place on the occasion of the 77th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 29,...

World Kidney Day 2024 Took Place on March 14: Share Your WKD Triumphs and Inspire Others!

Celebrated Belgian landmark “Manneken Pis” was dressed in a WKD outfit on March 14 The ISN joins World Kidney Day (WKD) organizers in thanking all who supported WKD activities this year to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring equitable access to treatment and care for people living with kidney disease. The 2024 campaign owes its achievements to...

ISN Advocacy Newsletter – Bridging the Gaps – March 2024

ISN's Latest Advocacy Initiatives: Global Kidney Policy Forum at WCN'24, Share WKD Triumphs, Read The Lancet Global Health Publications & More Welcome valued members and allies to Bridging the Gaps, the ISN's quarterly update on how we advocate and collaborate with partners and those living with kidney disease to address this critical global health challenge.   The...

Read the WKD 2024 Advocacy Brief on Breaking Barriers to Equitable Kidney Care and Advancing Optimal Therapeutic Management of Kidney Diseases

The 2024 World Kidney Day (WKD) advocacy paper was released on Thursday, 7 March. Read the paper here WKD advocates a multi-stakeholder approach to reduce inequities in kidney care access and optimize quality care for all. The paper outlines the multiple factors impeding optimal access to kidney care and offers policy recommendations on breaking these barriers and...

The ISN Advocates for Improved Dialysis Provision During Crises at the WHO Global High-Level Technical Meeting on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings

As a non-state actor in official relations with the WHO, the ISN attended the WHO's "Global high-level technical meeting on noncommunicable diseases in humanitarian settings: building resilient health systems, leaving no one behind" in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of February. Denmark, Kenya, and Jordan hosted 630 participants from 50 countries and 71 non-governmental organizations...

Expanding Skills and Knowledge in Key Areas of Kidney Care: Access Three New ISN Implementation Toolkits

As part of the ISN-WHO 2021-2023 collaboration plan, the ISN is pleased to announce the release of three new implementation toolkits. The ISN thanks all experts involved for their outstanding contributions. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit The toolkit facilitates AKI detection, management, and prevention, integrating key strategies highlighted in the ISN 0by25 initiative. Access here The toolkit was developed...

ISN’s “An Update on the Global Disparities in Kidney Disease Burden and Care Across World Countries and Regions” Published Now in The Lancet Global Health

Read the latest 2023 ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas article published in The Lancet Global Health: "An Update on the Global Disparities in Kidney Disease Burden and Care Across World Countries and Regions." Don't miss The Lancet Global Health editorial, on this article by Michel Jadoul et al., titled "The Major Global Burden of Chronic...

ISN Constituency Statement – Recognize people living with NCDs as a vulnerable population across WHO work in health emergencies – at the WHO 154th EB

154th session of WHO’s Executive Board (EB154) Constituency Statement: Agenda Item 14. WHO’s work in health emergencies Distinguished delegates, We welcome the reports summarizing WHO’s work in health emergencies and efforts to strengthen global governance of health emergency preparedness and response by seeking complementarity between the parallel processes of the Working Group on Amendments to the International Health...

ISN Constituency Statement – Urging greater engagement in preparatory processes for the 2025 NCD High-Level Meeting – at the WHO 154th EB

154th session of WHO’s Executive Board (EB154) Constituency Statement: Agenda Item 7. Follow-up to the political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases Progress report on the prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases, promotion of mental health and well-being, and treatment and care of mental...

ISN Constituency Statement – Prioritizing the NCD interventions in Universal Health Coverage benefit packages – at the WHO 154th EB

WHO 154th Executive Board Agenda Item 6: Universal Health Coverage This statement is made by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Global Alliance for Tobacco Control, International Diabetes Federation, International Society of Nephrology, World Hypertension League, and World Stroke Organization. While we welcome the WHO and Member States’ recommitment to achieving UHC in the...

Customize Your World Kidney Day Experience and Raise Awareness of Kidney Disease – Create an Account to Explore Exciting Features of the New WKD Website!

World Kidney Day (WKD) has launched a brand new website! Watch this video to get to know the upgraded WKD website and its exciting new features: WKD Youtube Designed to enhance the online journey for thousands of WKD participants worldwide, this user-friendly platform was developed to facilitate the advancement of the WKD mission to raise global awareness...

Announcement from ASN, ERA, and ISN on the Collective Effort to Provide Relief to People with Kidney Diseases and Their Caregivers During Natural Disasters and Human Conflicts Throughout the World

Thursday, 14 December 2023 In formal collaborations since January 2015, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association (ERA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) held a joint leadership meeting on 4-5 December 2023 to proudly affirm their sustained partnership and renew their collective commitment to addressing the challenges faced by people...

ISN Advocacy Newsletter – Bridging the Gaps – December 2023

Welcome to "Bridging the Gaps," the ISN's quarterly update on ISN advocacy efforts to address the global burden of kidney disease.  As the end of another productive year approaches, I am pleased to share ISN's involvement in global initiatives in the last quarter of 2023 and present exciting developments in our advocacy efforts to set the...

“I Understand the Unspoken Pain of Patients”: Read Inspiring Stories From the World Kidney Day Blog Series

"I was a distant shadow of my former self, unrecognizable, tired, broken in spirit, and clueless about what was happening. The thought of resuming regular dialysis sent shivers down my spine. I just wanted to live a normal life." Sejal Jobanputra, from India, shares an emotional journey that includes the disappointment of a kidney transplant...

The GCCH Position Paper on Integrating Circulatory Health Interventions into Primary Care for UHC – in a Nutshell

The Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH),of which ISN is a member of its leadership group, has published a position paper, "The Road to Universal Health Coverage (UHC): Why Integration of Circulatory Health Interventions in Primary Care is Essential." Access the full position paper here. Below, we've summarized the crucial points from the paper: The financial burden...

New WKD Logo and 2024 Campaign Theme Launch: Mark Your Calendars for March 14!

2024 campaign theme The World Kidney Day (WKD) Steering Committee has announced the 2024 WKD campaign theme: Kidney Health for All - Advancing Equitable Access to Care and Optimal Medication Practice Recent medical advances have significantly slowed CKD progression and reduced complications. However, disparities in accessing these advancements persist. The 2024 campaign aims to increase awareness of these...

ISN Advocacy Newsletter – Bridging the Gaps – September 2023

Explore Findings From the Global Kidney Policy Forum Summary Report and Catch up With Other Developments in Kidney Care Advocacy Dear friends and advocates, Welcome to the latest "Bridging the Gaps update," where we celebrate our progress in advancing kidney care advocacy and collaboration. I am pleased to report that this quarter has been remarkably productive: We launched...

“To Protect the Kidneys, You Need to Protect the Heart”: Valerie Luyckx Represents the ISN at the European Society of Cardiology’s Congress

Valerie Luyckx, ISN Advocacy Working Group chair, was invited to join a panel of experts at the World Heart Federation's Heart Café Session "Navigating the Complex Relationship Between Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Complications," held as part of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Watch a recording of the event...

High-level Stakeholders Discuss Innovative Solutions for Green Kidney Care at the European Kidney Forum

The European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), of which the ISN is a full board member, held its annual European Kidney Forum in June alongside the MEP Group for Kidney Health. The meeting brought together high-level stakeholders to discuss concrete and forward-looking solutions to the environmental burden of kidney care. This year's forum, "The Future of...