World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a joint initiative between the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems.

World Kidney Day is an annual event that takes place worldwide. Hundreds of organizations and individuals launch initiatives and events on WKD to help raise awareness of kidney disease. Learn more about World Kidney Day here.


“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...