World Kidney Day

“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...

A new ISN Affiliated Society joins the ranks!

A warm welcome to the Ivory Coast’s Nephrology Society. The Ivorian nephrology community is growing rapidly and is actively involved in many screening and prevention programs. This society has been actively engaged in World Kidney Day and organized various training courses, including last year’s nutrition conference and dialysis workshop as well as a joint symposium...

World Kidney Day 2018 from the female perspective

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects about 195 million women worldwide and is currently the 8th leading cause of death, with close to 600,000 female deaths each year. World Kidney Day 2018 will focus on kidneys and women’s health with the message: ‘Include, Value, Empower.’  In 2018, World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day will be...

ISN SRC Egypt and UK celebrate World Kidney Day

I would like to thank ISN, National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Egyptian Society of Nephrology (ESNT) and Egyptian NKF for their support on World Kidney Day 2017. We are proud that our Sister Renal Center partnership took part in the Egyptian World Kidney Day celebrations, conducted in Damanhour and Menoufia in collaboration with the ESNT,...

Happy World Kidney Day!

Today, we celebrate World Kidney Day. This year, World Kidney Day is raising awareness about kidney disease, specifically putting the accent on the important, yet rarely acknowledged, role that obesity plays in the development and progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). In this context, World Kidney Day has developed a joint position statement in collaboration...

World Kidney Day 2017 – obesity and kidney disease

March 9, 2017 is World Kidney Day. This campaign puts the accent on the important role that obesity plays in the development and progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). In this context, World Kidney Day has developed a joint position statement in collaboration with the World Obesity Federation. The position statement provides facts on the important...

March is National Kidney Month

In 2017, the theme of the World Kidney Day is ‘Obesity and Kidney Disease - Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy Kidneys.’ Since 2015, I have written several articles during the month of March, highlighting the link between obesity and Kidney disease. I have also discussed several preventive steps that could be taken to avoid Chronic...

World Kidney Day 2016 Kidney Disease and Children

On March 10th, 2016, the world stepped up to raise awareness about kidney health in younger generations. World Kidney Day (WKD) brought together members of the global medical community and general public to highlight the importance of kidney health. This year, the campaign set its sights on communicating about how much adult kidney disease is actually initiated in...

The Lancet Kidney Campaign puts the spotlight on kidney health policy

On World Kidney Day (WKD) 2016, ISN and The Lancet launched an online campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease aimed at the international health community.  The Lancet Kidney Campaign brings together the best available evidence to inform strategies to reduce the national, regional and global burden of kidney disease and its risk factors. ‘Despite the...

STOP KIDNEY DISEASE INITIATIVE – Prevention is the only cure

According to the data released by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week, the prevalence of obesity in the United States is at an all time high. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a metric used by organizations worldwide to define and classify severity of obesity. A recent study involving 3.38 million veterans with normal...

World Kidney Day 2016: Kidney Disease and children

This year’s World Kidney Day (WKD) campaign emphasizes the importance of following kidney function and blood pressure in children and babies.  Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children is caused by congenital abnormalities and inherited disorders. Premature babies or small-for-date newborns have a relatively increased risk for developing CKD later in life. Those with a high-risk birth...

World Kidney Day announces theme for campaign 2016

We are delighted to announce that “Kidney Disease & Children: Act early to prevent it!” is the theme for the 2016 World Kidney Day campaign. Kidney diseases affect millions of people worldwide, including many children who may be at risk of kidney disease at an early age. It is therefore crucial that we encourage and facilitate...

World Kidney Day 2015: A great anniversary campaign

World Kidney Day (WKD) 2015 raised awareness about the importance of kidney health in reducing the impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide. Over 560 events were organized in more than 90 countries, including Algeria, New Caledonia, Chad and Ivory Coast. The most active nations were the UK, India, Brazil, Spain, Indonesia,...

Kidney education material available in 19 languages

ISN leaders Giuseppe Remuzzi, Guillermo Garcia Garcia and Motoko Yanagita have got involved in translating valuable educational material into Italian, Spanish and Japanese. This resource was released on World Kidney Day 2015 to show support for the overall theme for this year’s campaign: Kidney Health for All. All this information is available now at www.kidneyeducation.com. A...

World Kidney Day 2015: Thank you everybody

After a great World Kidney Day (WKD) on March 13, 2015, the WKD team would like to thank all participants for making this 10th edition really special. The results of this year’s campaign reveal how successful you all were in drumming up attention and raising awareness about kidney disease. More than 500 events were organized...