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World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

Seven years on from the first campaign, World Kidney Day (WKD) has turned into a global phenomenon. On March 13, 2014, medical professionals, government officials, the general public, celebrities and patients will take action locally. Past World Kidney Days have seen more than 600 events in well over 90 countries participating in the World Kidney Day celebrations!

In the most colorful way, they raised awareness about our amazing kidneys. The WKD website became the starting point for celebrations worldwide.

Small WKD Logo 2014The next World Kidney Day will be held on Thursday March 13, 2014. The theme for 2014 will focus on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  To get the 2014 campaign started or for more information on World Kidney Day, visit the World Kidney Day website or contact the WKD Secretariat: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Mission Statement:

The mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Objectives:

  • Raise awareness about our “amazing kidneys”
  • Highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Encourage systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD
  • Encourage preventive behaviors
  • Educate all medical professionals about their key role in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD, particularly in high risk populations
  • Stress the important role of local and national health authorities in controlling the CKD epidemic.

Health authorities worldwide will have to deal with high and escalating costs if no action is taken to treat the growing number of people with CKD. On World Kidney Day all governments are encouraged to take action and invest in further kidney screening.

Visit the World Kidney Day website at www.worldkidneyday.org.

 

Our 2013 WKD Partners:

DanoneResearchLogo web   AbbVie
     

 

Our 2013 WKD Supporters:

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