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The Younger Generation Takes a Stance: Inaugural Meeting of the WHO Youth Council

Members of the WHO Youth Council at their inaugural meeting at the WHO headquarters in Geneva in January By Marina Wainstein, ISN Young Nephrologists Committee chair and Advocacy Working Group member  From January 27 to 30, the World Health Organization in Geneva hosted the inaugural meeting of the WHO Youth Council. The council was created as a...

Encouraging Emergency Preparedness, UHC and Routine Kidney Assessments – the ISN Makes Its Voice Count at the 152nd Session of the WHO Executive Board

The ISN submitted three statements supporting global kidney health when it participated in the 152nd session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board from January 30 to February 7, 2023. This annual meeting gathers WHO executive board members at the start of each year to agree on World Health Assembly agenda resolutions for consideration by...

ISN Constituency Statement – Reorienting health systems to primary health care as a resilient foundation for universal health coverage – at the WHO 152nd EB

152nd WHO Executive Board: Honorable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, We note with disappointment the report by the Director-General recognizing that the world is not on track to achieve the SDG 3 targets but welcome the valuable guidance to Member States through the four priority areas of action. Circulatory diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease, are...

ISN Constituency Statement – Strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies – at the WHO 152nd EB

152nd WHO Executive Board: Honourable Chair, Distinguished Delegates, We applaud the Director-General for his report and welcome the ten proposals, rooted in the key principles of equity, inclusivity, and coherence, to build a safer world together. People living with circulatory conditions have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The health impact of NCDs, including diabetes, dyslipidaemia,...

ISN Statement – Draft updated menu of policy options and cost-effective interventions for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases – at the WHO 152nd EB

152nd WHO Executive Board: ISN regrets that the updated Appendix 3 presented today does not include strengthening the prevention of kidney disease. Kidney dysfunction is the 8th leading global risk factor for death globally, with an estimated 3.12 million deaths per year attributed to kidney dysfunction. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) will be 5th leading cause of...

ISN Young Nephrologists Committee Member Appointed to the WHO Youth Council

Members of the WHO Director-General’s Youth Council ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) member, Marina Wainstein, has been selected to serve on the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General’s Youth Council for a term of two years. At the Youth Council, Marina Wainstein will engage with young people from health and non-health backgrounds worldwide to advise the Director-General...

The ISN Makes Recommendations in the Review of Updated Appendix 3 to the WHO Global NCD Action Plan

The ISN has officially submitted its list of comments on the recently published 2nd draft of the updated Appendix 3 to the “Global Action Plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) 2013–2030” to the World Health Organization (WHO). Designed to support the implementation of the action plan's six objectives, Appendix 3 outlines...

ISN Constituency Statement – Prioritization of kidney disease and circulatory conditions in national COVID-19 response and recovery plans – at WHA75

75th World Health Assembly This constituency statement is delivered by the World Heart Federation on behalf of the Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations, International Diabetes Federation, International Pharmaceutical Students Federation, International Society of Nephrology, World Hypertension League, and World Obesity Federation. It is also supported by the World Organization...

ISN Signs Constituency Statement on Prevention and Control of NCDs at the WHA75

75th World Health Assembly Agenda Item 14.1: 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 Constituency statement on the following annexes: A) Draft implementation road map 2023–2030 for the global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013–2030 Non-State Actors...