Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:37

World Kidney Day 2020: The onset and progression of CKD are often preventable

Prof. Philip KT Li
Prof. Philip KT Li

Honorary Professor of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong and President of Hong Kong College of Physicians, and represents ISN on the WKD Joint Steering Committee 

Dr.Guillermo García García
Dr.Guillermo García García

Research Professor, University of Guadalajara Health Sciences Center, and Director of Nephrology, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, Mexico, and represents IFKF on the WKD Joint Steering Committee

Preventive interventions – put in place in every country – could be the most suitable means of reducing the prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the costs associated with it.


One in three people in the general population (an estimated 850 million people) is at increased risk of CKD. Worldwide, an estimated 10% of people have CKD, and estimates suggest nine in ten of those are unaware of their condition. The global burden of CKD is rapidly increasing with a projection of becoming the fifth most common cause of years of life lost globally by 2040.

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