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ISN responds to WHO consultation on recommendations to strengthen and monitor diabetes responses

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the WHO Discussion Paper: Draft recommendations to strengthen and monitor diabetes responses within national noncommunicable disease programmes, including potential targets and on the document Improving Health Outcomes of People with Diabetes Mellitus: Target Setting to Reduce the Global Burden of Diabetes...

ISN President Writes to WHO Member States to Highlight the Links between Kidney Disease and Diabetes

The ISN President, Professor Vivekanand Jha, wrote to over 70 WHO Member States ahead of the launch of the WHO's Global Diabetes Compact on April 14. Professor Jha flagged that diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage kidney failure globally, and highlighted the importance of collaborative working to tackle the sourge of diabetes and,...

ISN Joins GCCH in Urging Increased WHO Capacity to Tackle NCDs

The ISN has submitted a joint statement alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH) to the EU-led stakeholder consultation on strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies. The resulting draft resolution, to be debated at the 74th World Health Assembly, aims to increase efforts to build and strengthen WHO mechanisms...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology and the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health on the EU-led Draft Resolution on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies

74th World Health Assembly Statement on the EU-led Draft Resolution on Strengthening WHO Preparedness for and Response to Health Emergencies As Members of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, The International Diabetes Federation, The International Society for Nephrology, The World Heart Federation and The World Stroke Organization thank you for the opportunity to provide inputs on...

ISN Develops “Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-resource Settings”

As part of the ISN’s work plan as a non-state actor in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), and with guidance and technical reviews provided by WHO staff, the ISN has developed the “Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-resource Settings”. The Framework, due to be launched at the World Congress of Nephrology...

ISN Urges Members of the 148th WHO Executive Board to Prioritize the Prevention and Treatment of Kidney Disease

The ISN participated in the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board, which took place virtually from January 18-26, 2021. The ISN submitted four statements on: Oral health and its correlation with kidney and cardiovascular diseases Social determinants of health Prevention and control of diabetes Read the full statements here. The first two statements, one of...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology on Social Determinants of Health at the WHO 148th Executive Board

Honorable chair, distinguished delegates, The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) urges the WHO and member states to accelerate action to tackle the social determinants of health. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the highest risk comorbidity for severity of illness and death from COVID-191, and disproportionately affects the poor and disenfranchised. The social gradient impacts outcomes...

Statement by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health supported by the International Society for Nephrology at the WHO 148th Executive Board

World Health Organization Executive Board 148th Session Agenda Item 6: Political declaration of the third high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases Oral Health As Members of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, the World Heart Federation, International Diabetes Federation, International Society for Nephrology, and World Stroke Organization thank you...

Statement by the International Diabetes Federation, supported by the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health and the NCD Alliance

Honorable chair, distinguished delegates, This statement is delivered on behalf of the International Diabetes Federation, the International Society of Nephrology, the World Heart Federation, the World Stroke Organization and the NCD Alliance. Circulatory diseases are the world’s number one cause of disability and mortality. Every year, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and stroke are responsible for...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology on Oral Health at the WHO 148th Executive Board

Honorable chair, distinguished delegates, The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes the Director General’s report and supports its recommendations on how to achieve better oral health as part of the universal health coverage and noncommunicable disease agendas. Globally, more than 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases which disproportionally affect marginalized populations and those from a...