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.


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...

Share Your World Kidney Day Experiences on the WKD Website and Social Media Platforms!

World Kidney Day (WKD) 2023 took place on March 9. The ISN joins WKD organizers in thanking all who supported WKD activities this year to raise awareness of the impact of disastrous events on people living with kidney disease. WKD's success relies on the inspiring efforts of healthcare professionals, patients, supporters and the public. Have your...

What Are the Effects of Disastrous Events on People Living With Kidney Disease? Listen to the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast on the 2023 World Kidney Day Campaign

Hear an important discussion on World Kidney Day (WKD) goals to raise awareness of the impact of natural and man-made disasters on people living with kidney disease. Listen to the podcast here. Members of the WKD Steering Committee and the ISN Kidney Disaster Preparedness Working Group, Dr. Dina Abdellatif, Dr. Li-Li Hsiao, Dr. Ali Abu-Alfa, and...

Get Airtime on WKD Social Media Channels and Encourage Others to Participate in World Kidney Day: Share a Short Film on Your 2023 WKD Activity

Take sixty seconds of your time to use the World Kidney Day (WKD) virtual background, poster, or banner as a backdrop to record a short video (no longer than a minute) presenting your planned WKD activity and what the campaign means to you. Send your video to The WKD team has compiled a list of video production tips to...