Advocacy

ISN Advocacy Newsletter – Bridging the Gaps – July 2021

Bridging the Gaps: ISN Advocacy In Action to Advance Kidney Health Welcome members and allies to the third edition of Bridging the Gaps, the ISN’s quarterly update on how we are advocating and collaborating with partners to tackle the global burden of kidney disease. Despite the ongoing workplace challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, a huge...

Read the Latest News on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

The July edition of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter is now available. Read the DICG newsletter here. The current issue highlights: A report on the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Workshop held in June 2021. The most recent data from the WHO-ONT Global Observatory on worldwide activity in organ transplantation. Recognizing past and...

Explore and Share the ISN Dialysis Framework to Advance Kidney Care in Low-Resource Settings

The "ISN Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-Resource Settings," developed in collaboration with the WHO, is a resource-sensitive guide to help health systems develop solutions to care for kidney disease patients in low-resource settings. Read more on this initiative in The Lancet. There are significant global inequities in access to long-term dialysis. In LMIC countries,...

Next Edition of Bridging the Gaps Coming Soon

Look out for the third edition of ISN’s advocacy newsletter in your inbox. The upcoming edition of Bridging the Gaps is packed with updates on ISN’s advocacy initiatives and its role in helping to reduce the global burden of kidney diseases, including ISN's participation at: The 74th World Health Assembly The European Kidney Forum The Third Annual Global...

Celebrating ISN Collective-Member Societies: The Nephrology Society of Thailand

WKD T-shirts produced by the NST as part of World Kidney Day 2021 Activities Continuing ISN's current focus on presenting Collective-Member Societies in the ISN Oceania and South East Asia region, we spoke to Worawon Chailimpamontree, chair of the CKD prevention subcommittee, the Nephrology Society of Thailand (NST), about celebrating World Kidney Day (WKD) and...

ANZSN strengthens partnership with ISN, supporting more training in Asia Pacific

The Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop its partnership with ISN and provide co-funding for the ISN Programs. Both Societies have expressed their mutual commitment to advancing nephrology in the Asia Pacific region. The Australian and New Zealand Society (ANZSN) promotes and encourages the...

Emphasis on Advancing Kidney Health through EU Funding Programs and Partnerships at the Annual European Kidney Forum

The ISN’s partner, the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), alongside the MEP Group for Kidney Health, held its annual European Kidney Forum on June 18, bringing together high-level stakeholders to discuss concrete policies to benefit kidney patients in Europe. This year’s forum, “Unmet needs & challenges in access to treatments in Europe: the case of...

Read the ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum 2021 Report

The ISN is pleased to present the report, “Global Kidney Policy Forum 2021: Focus on North America and the Caribbean.” The report highlights the main kidney health challenges and opportunities affecting the region as outlined at the Global Kidney Policy Forum (GKPF), hosted during ISN’s Virtual World Congress of Nephrology (VWCN’21). The GKPF, based on the...

World Kidney Day Steering Committee Article Published in The Guardian Newspaper

The World Kidney Day (WKD) Steering committee co-chairs, Professor Robyn Langham and Professor Kam Kalantar, wrote an article on the Living Well with Kidney Disease Campaign, which features in a current supplement to the UK newspaper The Guardian. The article supports the recently launched Kidney Health 2021 Campaign initiated by Health Awareness, a Mediaplanet website dedicated to news, information, and personal...

The DICG Launches Course on the Declaration of Istanbul and Ethical Issues in Transplantation

Experts in the field of organ trafficking and transplant tourism will guide participants through important aspects of the Declaration of Istanbul (DOI), the role of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG), and ethical issues in transplantation. Access the complete course here by creating a free account. The ten-part course is designed to allow participants to complete each module at...