Friday, 20 March 2020 16:09

ISN Celebrates World Kidney Day 2020 in Brussels

To celebrate World Kidney Day (WKD), the ISN dressed the Manneken Pis fountain in Brussels in WKD colors to raise awareness of kidney health issues and activities.

The ISN team explained to onlookers the significance of the costume as it was unveiled, encouraging the public to use #worldkidneyday to accompany photographs taken of the WKD Mannekin Pis.

The ceremony was preceded by a meeting at Brussels City Hall alongside the Collège du Bourgmestre, the Echevin de la Ville de Bruxelles, the Echevin de la Culture, and representatives of the President of the Order of Friends of Manneken-Pis.

ISN Executive Director, Charu Malik, thanked city representatives for bringing the cause to the heart of Brussels and gave a short speech outlining the impact of kidney disease worldwide, calling for concrete measures in every country to promote and advance kidney disease prevention.

The Head of the Nephrology Department at the Cliniques Universitaires of Saint Luc and long-time ISN member, Professor Michal Jadoul, also addressed the audience to highlight simple preventative strategies available to healthcare professionals to identify kidney diseases in patients at an early stage.

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