European Union

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...

ISN Joins the European Kidney Health Alliance

The ISN has joined the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing concrete solutions to the challenges posed by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Europe. Joining the EKHA further enhances ISN’s ability to raise awareness of CKD’s severity and prevalence as a social and economic burden to patients and society within...

ISN Joins Call for Action to EU Commissioner Ms Stella Kyriakides to Reduce the Burden of CKD

As part of the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), ISN supports its Call to Action to: Develop an EU working group (facilitated by EKHA) that will collaborate to design a plan (to be adopted by the EU Commission before the next European elections) to reduce the burden of CKD for patients and society by: Awareness by...

European Commission’s Pharmaceutical Strategy to Tackle Unmet Kidney Care Needs

The ISN welcomes the European Commission’s “Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe,” released on November 25, 2020. Aspects of the strategy’s objectives are reflective of ISN’s vision of equitable access to kidney health and include: Re-thinking policies to stimulate innovation in areas of need, and patient-centered, health system-oriented pharmaceutical innovation to address long-term care settings. Investing in research and...

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...

European Chronic Disease Alliance: open letter to EU Commission President Barroso

The ISN, through its membership in EKHA (European Kidney Health Alliance), is supporting the European Chronic Disease Alliance's open letter to EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso calling for EU political action on chronic diseases. CLICK HERE to read the full letter. Learn more about the ISN's work in advocacy at EU level here.