Advocacy

Multinational Inventory on Chronic Kidney Disease is released

In most countries, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is not a healthcare priority even though it is seen as a silent killer. A multinational inventory summarizing CKD burden and current practices across 17 European countries, Israel and Canada has just been released. Under the umbrella of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), The Alberta Kidney Disease...

ISN meets its patron HRH Prince Daniel of Sweden

Last week, ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi, Peter Stenvinkel and ISN Executive Director Luca Segantini met His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden, CLICK HERE. His Royal Highness has been a patron of ISN since last year. During the meeting, he learned more about ISN's general activities and the programs that are alleviating the growing socio-economic burden of...

Belarus in top 10 countries for organ donation and transplantation worldwide

Last year, Belarus became one of the top 10 countries for organ donation and deceased donor kidney transplantation. This achievement would not have been possible without a valuable partnership between renal centers in the UK, Belarus and Russia. In 2010, an ISN Sister Centers collaboration between the Kidney Unit at Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, UK and...

DOI principles on ethical organ donation continue to be upheld by DICG

As a collaborative effort between ISN and The Transplant Society (TTS), the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) has been active in many arenas since the Declaration of Istanbul was first promulgated. DICG was established in 2008 to promote the Principles and Proposals of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DOI)....

My World Kidney Day in Spain

This year's World Kidney Day was an incredible experience for me in many ways. It was the first time that it meant so much because I was selected as a champion of the event and asked to write a chronicle about what the day meant here in Spain. Thanks to the Federación Nacional de Asociaciones para la...

BC Renal Agency raises glass of water for healthy kidneys at Provincial Legislature Canada

Ron Walker, President of the British Columbia (BC) branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and Adeera Levin, ISN President Elect and Executive director of the B.C. Renal Agency attended a session at the Legislative Assembly during this World Kidney Day. The Kidney Foundation of Canada, which is celebrating 50 years of service, is launching...

WKD 2014 screening at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center

A successful World Kidney Day screening event was held at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania. In all, more than 1500 patients were screened for hypertension, diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, and obesity, and the disease burden was stunning. Credit really should be given to Dr. Akrabi Hudaa and her colleagues at KCMC including...

World Kidney Day: ready, steady, go!

Today is World Kidney Day (WKD), a joint initiative between ISN and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) - raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. Many of you are already doing so...

The importance of being a champion

When the World Kidney Day team contacted me a few months ago, I was stunned. They wanted me to be a World Kidney Day champion! As a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patient I understood the importance of the task very well, and when the ISN Blog asked me to write something I knew perfectly...

World Kidney Day is just around the corner!

We have been receiving an amazing amount of events pinned on the World Kidney Day (WKD) events map from practically everywhere in the world. Every year our supporters get more creative in finding ways to engage people and raise awareness on this important cause. Marathons, walkathons, street demonstrations, charity dinners, lectures or cooking competitions -...

World Kidney Day 2014: get all the material online

This month we are gearing up for World Kidney Day. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in aging populations is the theme for this year. Have you decided what you are doing to raise awareness on March 13, 2014? CLICK HERE to download all you will need for your activity. All the material is now available for you to download...

ISN joins Brazilian Society of Nephrology at the Congresso Pauliste de Nefrologia

The XVII Congresso Paulista de Nefrologia was recently hosted in Atibaia, Brazil. The meeting is the annual meeting of Sociedado de Nefrologia do Estado de Sao Paulo (SONESP), a major meeting for the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (BSN), and includes physicians, nurses, dieticians and other allied health professionals. The opening ceremonies included a formal presentation...

WHO Action plan 2013-2020

The UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recently released its report (CLICK HERE), which identifies reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as priority. The Lancet Series on Global Kidney Disease highlights the increasing burden of chronic kidney disease worldwide. The 2011 report of the WHO General Assembly on NCDs also identified chronic...

IHTEF to link the Haberal Legacy in Transplantation to the Declaration of Istanbul

We are pleased to announce that The International Haberal Transplantation and Education Foundation (IHTEF) is to support the work of the Declaration of Istanbul through the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG). Pictured here on July 20, 2013, Professor Mehmet Haberal (center) is the Founder of IHTEF. Feyyaz Artukoglu will be a key representative of the Foundation and...

ECDA letter to European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA) has prepared and sent a letter to the ENVI Committee members of the European Parliament to raise awareness on the importance to deliver a strong Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), that is focussed on the health of European Citizens and not on economic gains. The letter was sent today and the ENVI Committee members will...

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.