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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...

ISN Urges Continued Efforts to Prioritize NCDs at World Health Assembly

The ISN participated in the resumed 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) organized by the WHO, which took place virtually from November 9-14, 2020. The ISN submitted three statements focusing on: The prevention and control of kidney disease and other NCDs. Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition. WHO’s work in health emergencies. Recordings of the sessions, including the statements presented...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology on delivering essential services to affected populations during health emergencies, at the 73rd edition of World Health Assembly

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) congratulates the WHO on its work delivering essential services to affected populations during health emergencies. People living with kidney disease are extremely vulnerable during health crises, being at higher risk of contracting more severe illnesses. Indeed, those requiring dialysis tend to have weaker immune systems, which makes it harder...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology on behalf of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health at the 73rd edition of World Health Assembly

Given the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with NCDs and circulatory conditions such as kidney disease, diabetes, CVD, and stroke, the International Society of Nephrology, International Diabetes Federation, World Heart Federation, and World Stroke Organization reiterate our support for Political Declaration (A73/5) on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases. As...

Statement by the International Society of Nephrology on maternal, fetal and child nutrition at the 73rd edition of World Health Assembly

Given the strong association between poor maternal, fetal and child nutrition, and an increased risk of kidney disease in adult life, the International Society of Nephrology welcomes the adoption of the World Health Organization Decision EB146(20) on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. Poor maternal health and nutrition before and during pregnancies can have adverse...

ISN Joins Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact

Professor Ifeoma Ulasi, University of Nigeria, ISN Advocacy Working Group member, and Paul Laffin, ISN Advocacy Director, participated in the WHO Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact on October 14, 2020. The WHO Global Diabetes Compact, to be launched in April 2021, builds on the Global Hearts Initiative to focus...

ISN to Contribute to WHO Regional Committee Meetings

The ISN continues to strengthen its collaboration with the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, besides attending the World Health Assembly, the ISN will participate in the 72nd Session of the Regional Committee of WHO for the Americas and the 71st session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for the Western...

The ISN Supports WHO’s Landmark Resolution at the World Health Assembly

On May 18, 2020, the ISN represented the global kidney health community at the 73rd session of the WHO’s World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. At this historic WHA, which took place virtually due to COVID-19-related restrictions, delegates adopted a landmark resolution to press for solidarity in addressing the pandemic. The resolution calls for a joint and intensified effort...

World Kidney Day 2020 Impact Report: Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere – from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care

A press conference takes place in Honduras as part of the WKD 2020 campaign World Kidney Day (WKD) has released its Impact Report from the WKD 2020 Campaign which highlighted the importance of lifestyle interventions to prevent kidney diseases. On March 12, 2020, over 1200 WKD activities in almost 100 countries raised awareness of accessible approaches toward kidney health. Diverse regional...

ISN stands with the WHO

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN), with its mission to improve kidney health worldwide and ensure that all people have equitable access to sustainable kidney health, has noted with alarming concern that President Donald Trump has formally moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO). The global healthcare community has appreciated the...