World Kidney Day

Customize Your World Kidney Day Experience and Raise Awareness of Kidney Disease – Create an Account to Explore Exciting Features of the New WKD Website!

World Kidney Day (WKD) has launched a brand new website! Watch this video to get to know the upgraded WKD website and its exciting new features: WKD Youtube Designed to enhance the online journey for thousands of WKD participants worldwide, this user-friendly platform was developed to facilitate the advancement of the WKD mission to raise global awareness...

“I Understand the Unspoken Pain of Patients”: Read Inspiring Stories From the World Kidney Day Blog Series

"I was a distant shadow of my former self, unrecognizable, tired, broken in spirit, and clueless about what was happening. The thought of resuming regular dialysis sent shivers down my spine. I just wanted to live a normal life." Sejal Jobanputra, from India, shares an emotional journey that includes the disappointment of a kidney transplant...

New WKD Logo and 2024 Campaign Theme Launch: Mark Your Calendars for March 14!

2024 campaign theme The World Kidney Day (WKD) Steering Committee has announced the 2024 WKD campaign theme: Kidney Health for All - Advancing Equitable Access to Care and Optimal Medication Practice Recent medical advances have significantly slowed CKD progression and reduced complications. However, disparities in accessing these advancements persist. The 2024 campaign aims to increase awareness of these...

Read and Share the World Kidney Day 2023 Impact Report

The World Kidney Day (WKD) 2023 campaign highlighted the impact of disastrous events on people with kidney disease, emphasizing the need for planned responses to minimize the effects of disrupted kidney care. Access the WKD 2023 impact report here. The report presents an overview of global activities, social media reach, and more. Find out how celebrities,...

Millions Supported the World Kidney Day Message – Discover the Reach of the 2023 Campaign!

On March 9, 2023, hospitals, organizations, groups and members of the public worldwide hosted World Kidney Day (WKD) activities, sharing the 2023 campaign message "Kidney Health for All: Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable." As well as extensive governmental and celebrity endorsement and media coverage: The 2023 campaign reached 327 million people on Twitter, with...

Share Your World Kidney Day Experiences on the WKD Website and Social Media Platforms!

World Kidney Day (WKD) 2023 took place on March 9. The ISN joins WKD organizers in thanking all who supported WKD activities this year to raise awareness of the impact of disastrous events on people living with kidney disease. WKD's success relies on the inspiring efforts of healthcare professionals, patients, supporters and the public. Have your...

What Are the Effects of Disastrous Events on People Living With Kidney Disease? Listen to the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast on the 2023 World Kidney Day Campaign

Hear an important discussion on World Kidney Day (WKD) goals to raise awareness of the impact of natural and man-made disasters on people living with kidney disease. Listen to the podcast here. Members of the WKD Steering Committee and the ISN Kidney Disaster Preparedness Working Group, Dr. Dina Abdellatif, Dr. Li-Li Hsiao, Dr. Ali Abu-Alfa, and...

Get Airtime on WKD Social Media Channels and Encourage Others to Participate in World Kidney Day: Share a Short Film on Your 2023 WKD Activity

Take sixty seconds of your time to use the World Kidney Day (WKD) virtual background, poster, or banner as a backdrop to record a short video (no longer than a minute) presenting your planned WKD activity and what the campaign means to you. Send your video to info@worldkidneyday.org. The WKD team has compiled a list of video production tips to...

Download World Kidney Day Logo, Visuals, and Call-to-Action; Multiple Languages Available!

The 2023 World Kidney Day (WKD) theme "Kidney Health for All – Preparing for the Unexpected, Supporting the Vulnerable!" and call-to-action are available in Chinese (simple and traditional), French, German, Hindi (coming soon), Italian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili! The WKD logo and WKD 2023 campaign visuals are also available in different languages. Use this...

World Kidney Day 2023 Official Campaign ‘Kidney Health for All’ Launches – Show Your Support: Download and Share the Banners

World Kidney Day (WKD) 2023 will take place on Thursday, March 9. This year's theme is 'Kidney Health for All - Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!' To ensure preparedness and show support, the ISN encourages all to join in raising awareness of the impact disastrous events have on people living with kidney disease. Download and share the WKD...

The 2023 WKD Theme is Out! Share Your Feedback on the 2022 Campaign

The World Kidney Day (WKD) theme for 2023 is: Kidney Health for All - Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!  The 2023 campaign launches in September. Give your feedback on the 2022 WKD campaign! Your feedback helps WKD become an even more powerful platform for raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. The survey takes only three minutes to...

Discover the Most Innovative 2022 WKD Celebrations

The enthusiasm and innovation of participants engaging in World Kidney Day (WKD) celebrations continue to inspire. Visit the Best Ideas page on the WKD website to find out more on: A group of Kidney Donors Athletes (KDA) who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The Iranian Society of Nephrology quizzing pedestrians on their kidney knowledge, plus their series of educational videos. The Espace...

World Kidney Day Campaign Reaches New Heights 

World Kidney Day (WKD) took place on March 10. Public and media attention for the WKD 2022 campaign attained notable reach: WKD content reached more than 447 million people on March 10 on Twitter with #worldkidneyday gaining over 172 million impressions The WKD website was viewed almost 125 000 times The official WKD press release was published by 409...

Two Days to Go! World Kidney Day Takes Place on Thursday, March 10

Help raise awareness on this momentous day in the kidney health calendar. The ISN encourages all to download, print, and distribute from a range of campaign material available on the World Kidney Day (WKD) website. Discover 2022 logos, leaflets and flyers, school presentations, and infographics, such as this one on improving kidney health literacy. There is...

Join us for the WKD Webinar on Thursday

To mark World Kidney Day (WKD), the joint steering committee will host two sessions of an official webinar highlighting different aspects of the 2022 theme, "Kidney Health for All - Bridge the Gap to Better Kidney Care."  Register for the webinars here.  The panel, which includes participation from ISN President Agnes Fogo and the International Federation...

Listen to the World Kidney Day Special Edition of the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast

The Global Kidney Care Podcast (GKCP) has recorded a special WKD episode, "World Kidney Day: Health Literacy, a Call for All Nephrologists." Listen to the special WKD edition of the GKCP here. In this episode, Roberto Pecoits-Filho and Smeeta Sinha discuss the history of WKD and the 2022 campaign theme and goals with members of the WKD Steering...

Read the World Kidney Day Scientific Editorial in Kidney International

The World Kidney Day (WKD) Steering Committee submits an annual scientific editorial to a range of medical journals as part of WKD efforts to increase kidney disease awareness. Read this year's editorial, "Kidney health for all: bridging the gap in kidney health education and literacy," in Kidney International here. Find a summary of the article on...

Take Part in the WKD #ShowYourKidneys Social Media Challenge

The World Kidney Day (WKD) online challenge #ShowYourKidneys is a fun way to highlight where the kidneys are in the body and what they do. It's easy to take part! Take a picture of yourself - front or back view - using your fists to indicate the location of your kidneys. Add a special kidney-themed frame to your photo: Download here. Share...

#ShowYourKidneys and Encourage Your Patients to Show Theirs! 

World Kidney Day (WKD) has launched a new social media challenge, #ShowYourKidneys.   The online challenge, part of ongoing activities to mark WKD 2022, highlights where kidneys are in the body and what they do. How do you take part?   Take a picture of yourself - front or back view - using your fists to indicate the location of your kidneys.  Add a special...