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.


Raising Awareness of AKI: A Call to Arms

The following is an ISN Blog entry by Ravi Mehta written in 2013. Worldwide, acute kidney injury (AKI) is now well recognized to be associated with poor patient outcomes including mortality, development of chronic kidney disease and increased resource utilization. While this knowledge has generated considerable interest and led to significant advances in defining...