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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...

ISN Statement on the need to prioritize kidney disease in public health emergency preparedness and response planning at a pre-meeting of the 75th World Health Assembly

As the Covid-19 pandemic had a disproportionate physical, mental and fiscal impact upon the world’s 850 million kidney patients, the International Society of Nephrology welcomes the WHO and its member states efforts in this area. That said, with related mortality continuing to increase yearly and projected to be the 5th leading cause of death by...

GCCH Submission to the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body (INB) Digital Platform

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating physical, mental and fiscal impact on the millions of people living with circulatory health conditions. In addition to older age, people living with CVD, stroke, obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, and hypertension are at a particularly greater risk for severe forms of COVID-19 and its consequences. As such, the Global...

Promoting Global Kidney Health at the WHO 150th Session of the Executive Board

The ISN advocacy team submitted three statements supporting global kidney health, as a co- and sole-signatory, at the 150th session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board, held virtually, 24-29 January 2022. Working alongside Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH) members, the ISN co-signed a statement on WHO’s work in health emergencies, calling on member...

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...