World Kidney Day

New World Kidney Day website is launched

The World Kidney Day (WKD) team is happy to announce the launch of its new website. CLICK HERE to discover more. It is now more user-friendly, easier to navigate and even more interactive.   The new website has many improvements and new exciting features too, including: A new layout: the WKD website has had a complete change of look...

Celebrate World Kidney Day on March 12, 2015

World Kidney Day will be celebrated on March 12, 2015. This time around the focus is on Kidney Health for All. Research shows that some communities suffer from a higher prevalence and incidence of kidney disease, lack adequate access to treatments or do not have the means or the education to take preventive measures. World...

World Kidney Day 2015 – Kidney Health for All

The World Kidney Day team is excited to announce the theme for the upcoming campaign. This time World Kidney Day will be celebrated on March 12, 2015 under the tagline Kidney Health for All. We are not all equal regarding kidney disease and access to treatment. Some communities in higher and lower income countries are at greater...

My World Kidney Day in Spain

This year's World Kidney Day was an incredible experience for me in many ways. It was the first time that it meant so much because I was selected as a champion of the event and asked to write a chronicle about what the day meant here in Spain. Thanks to the Federación Nacional de Asociaciones para la...

BC Renal Agency raises glass of water for healthy kidneys at Provincial Legislature Canada

Ron Walker, President of the British Columbia (BC) branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and Adeera Levin, ISN President Elect and Executive director of the B.C. Renal Agency attended a session at the Legislative Assembly during this World Kidney Day. The Kidney Foundation of Canada, which is celebrating 50 years of service, is launching...

WKD 2014 screening at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center

A successful World Kidney Day screening event was held at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania. In all, more than 1500 patients were screened for hypertension, diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, and obesity, and the disease burden was stunning. Credit really should be given to Dr. Akrabi Hudaa and her colleagues at KCMC including...

World Kidney Day: ready, steady, go!

Today is World Kidney Day (WKD), a joint initiative between ISN and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) - raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. Many of you are already doing so...

The importance of being a champion

When the World Kidney Day team contacted me a few months ago, I was stunned. They wanted me to be a World Kidney Day champion! As a Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patient I understood the importance of the task very well, and when the ISN Blog asked me to write something I knew perfectly...