World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day: Tools to Start a Local Campaign

The 2021 World Kidney Day Campaign (WKD) content is now available in Arabic, Chinese (simple and traditional), French, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. These newly translated pages include details of the 2021 WKD theme and call for action to facilitate local awareness-raising activities. A series of WKD 2021 campaign images presenting the 2021 focus on living...

Help Empower Kidney Patients: CELEBRATE World Kidney Day 2021

World Kidney Day (WKD) 2021 takes place on Thursday, March 11. The 2021 campaign will focus on, “Kidney Health for Everyone, Everywhere - Living Well with Kidney Disease.” Initiatives will concentrate on raising awareness of effective symptom-management to improve patients’ quality of life and encouraging patient self-empowerment to ensure that people with kidney diseases can...

World Kidney Day Activities Reach Millions

World Kidney Day (WKD) organizers, ISN and IFKF, wish to thank all partners and collaborators who helped advance the WKD 2020 message highlighting the importance of preventive measures and the need for increased awareness in kidney disease prevention during this year’s event. The 15th edition of WKD was marked worldwide on March 12 by stakeholders, regional and...

ISN Celebrates World Kidney Day 2020 in Brussels

To celebrate World Kidney Day (WKD), the ISN dressed the Manneken Pis fountain in Brussels in WKD colors to raise awareness of kidney health issues and activities. The ISN team explained to onlookers the significance of the costume as it was unveiled, encouraging the public to use #worldkidneyday to accompany photographs taken of the WKD Mannekin Pis. The ceremony was...

Three Days Until World Kidney Day

The fifteenth edition of World Kidney Day takes place on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  This global campaign highlights the importance of kidneys to overall health and raises awareness of risk factors to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems. The 2020 campaign focuses on preventive interventions to avoid the onset and progression of kidney...

“8 Golden Rules Challenge” for World Kidney Day 2020

On February 8, WKD launched #MyGr8Rule challenge urging everyone around the globe, of all ages and from all cultures, to look after their kidneys and prevent kidney disease. To participate in the #MyGr8Rule challenge: Accomplish one of the 8 golden rules of keeping kidneys healthy and preventing kidney disease such as keeping active, quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet etc. Take a picture...

ISN at Kidney Week 2019

Meaghan Lunney, from the University of Alberta, Canada, presenting the abstract on ISN’s Global Kidney Health Atlas 2019, “Current Status of ESKD Care in World Countries and Regions,” during the morning session on November 9 at Kidney Week 2019. Thanks to all those who visited the ISN booth in Washington, as well as all the...

It’s World Kidney Day!

Today, we are celebrating Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects approximately 10% of the world’s adult population: it is the 12th cause of death worldwide, and its impact on patients and their families can be devastating. Acute kidney injury (AKI), an important driver of CKD, affects over 13 million people worldwide...