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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...

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...

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...