Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:10

Danone Nutricia Research supports ISN 0by25 initiative

0by25 Cover1ISN is delighted to announce a landmark agreement with Danone Nutricia Research in support of 0by25 – an ISN human rights initiative which aims to eliminate preventable deaths from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) worldwide by 2025.

This new funding is part of a global partnership between the two organizations aimed at advancing nephrology around the world. In June 2013, during the ISN World Congress of Nephrology in Hong Kong, Giuseppe Remuzzi, ISN President, presented a human rights case statement entitled “0by25” which advocates that nobody should die of preventable and treatable Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).

AKI is a major global healthcare challenge with an estimated 13.3 million cases every year. The situation is particularly tragic in developing countries, where the annual burden is estimated to be 11.3 million cases. Although AKI is often preventable and treatable, with few if any long-term health consequences, a lack of early identification and treatment means that many patients do not receive essential care before it is too late.

The overall mission of 0by25 is to call for globally applicable strategies that permit a timely diagnosis of AKI and provide access to renal replacement therapy for patients with potentially reversible diseases. “Our goal is to dramatically curtail AKI-associated mortality,” says Remuzzi. “Our dedicated
0by25 project team, made up of leading nephrologists from around the world, is working to make this ambitious goal a reality”.

“The grant from Danone Nutricia Research provides essential funding to ensure this global human rights initiative/objective is realized. We are delighted to have them on board and welcome their collaboration as ISN's newest supporter/sponsor of the 0by25 initiative” says Remuzzi.

Dr. Christophe Perthuisot, VP R&D Waters at Danone Nutricia Research, states “over the last 5 years our partnership with the International Society of Nephrology has continuously developed as we understood the key role hydration can play in the prevention of kidney diseases. We support the efforts of the ISN to promote prevention through healthy lifestyle and in particular the need for people all around the world to have access to safe water in sufficient quantities. “0by25” is a great and ambitious initiative at the scale required by the challenge of fighting kidney disease.”

Read the full press release HERE.

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About 0by25

0by25 Logo0by25 is an ISN human rights initiative, which aims to eliminate preventable deaths from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) worldwide by 2025. To achieve this ambitious goal, the mission is to call for globally applicable strategies that permit timely diagnosis and treatment of AKI for patients with potentially reversible diseases. This is a global initiative with a strong emphasis on developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America with disadvantaged populations and poor access to care.

About International Society of Nephrology

ISN logo The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is a global not-for-profit society dedicated to improving kidney care and reducing the incidence and impact of kidney disease worldwide. Through its global network and programs,
ISN brings together the developing and developed world in a collaborative effort in fighting and treating kidney disease on a global scale. With 9,000 professional members from 129 countries, ISN represents a wide international network and provides an efficient platform for timely scientific exchange, debate and dissemination between healthcare professionals worldwide.

About Danone Nutricia Research

DanoneDanone is an international company present on all 5 continents. The group holds top positions in healthy categories: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, Medical Nutrition. R&D is at the very heart of Danone’s mission: “bringing health through food to as many people as possible”. Danone Nutricia Research combines the research and innovation of Danone, through 1500 researchers and developers all around the world, gathered in 6 research centers and 55 R&D branches. Danone Nutricia Reserach delivers safe, healthy and enjoyable food products firmly rooted in scientific and technological knowledge and understanding. Danone Nutricia Research shares the latest news on health and food related with the businesses in which Danone operates in the online magazine “The NutriJournal”.

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