Three Days Until World Kidney Day - Celebrate With Us on March 9!
Getting involved in the 2023 campaign is easier than ever. Here are four simple ways to celebrate World Kidney Day 2023 to raise awareness of the vulnerability of people living with kidney disease during devastating events.
Outstanding Contributions to Kidney Care: Discover the Winners of the 2023 ISN Pioneer Awards
From initiating kidney transplant programs in Nigeria to leading kidney care in Georgia - learn about the inspiring professional journeys of the 2023 ISN Pioneer Award winners from eight different ISN regions.
ISN Emerging Leaders Program Member Features in the UK Newspaper The Guardian
Robert Kalyesubula joined the inaugural ISN Emerging Leaders Program cohort in 2021. A recent article in The Guardian highlights his involvement in a successful local healthcare program tackling non-communicable diseases in Uganda.
Kidney Health for All: Preparedness for the Unexpected in Supporting the Vulnerable
A special report from the World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee presents an overview of the adverse effects of devastating events on the complex medical needs of those affected by kidney disease. The report highlights the increasing need to create resilient healthcare systems able to deal with the health needs of the entire community during times of unexpected disruptions.
Preparing for the Unexpected, Supporting the Vulnerable - a Perspective From Lebanon and Sri Lanka
Sabine Karam, Young Nephrologists Committee deputy chair, and others outline recent disruptions, including the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflicts, economic catastrophes, man-made disasters, and climate change, linked to an increased risk of developing and worsening chronic kidney disease in Lebanon and Syria.
The authors urge establishing measures to protect the vulnerable and prepare for the unexpected amidst the ongoing threats faced by the global kidney community.
Cardiovascular Risk Factor Burden and Association With Chronic Kidney Disease in West Africa
This study of patients at seven recruitment centers from hospitals in Nigeria and Ghana found that cardiovascular risk factors were prevalent in middle-aged adult patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and being underweight were all independently associated with CKD.