World Kidney Day

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...