World Kidney Day – 1 in 10 people worldwide. While severity can vary, CKD is incurable and causes the patient to need lifelong care. As the incidence of kidney disease escalates, World Kidney Day plays a crucial role in educating the public, the medical community and governments and in encouraging prevention and early detection of kidney disease. #WorldKidneyDay
- Raise awareness about our “amazing kidneys”.
screeningof 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.
- Encourage transplantation as a best-outcome option for kidney failure, and the act of organ donation as a life-saving initiative.
World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). ISN is a not-for-profit society dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases in the developing and developed world. IFKF is a not-for-profit federation that advocates worldwide to improve the health, well-being
World Kidney Day 2019
Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere
850 Million People Worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. CKD causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the 6th fastest growing cause of death. Acute kidney injury (AKI), an important driver of CKD, affects over 13 million people
worldwide and 85% of these cases are found in low and middle-income countries. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually because of AKI.
Despite the growing burden of kidney disease worldwide, kidney health disparity and inequity are still widespread. CKD and AKI often arise from the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age including poverty, gender discrimination, lack of education, occupational
hazards and pollution among others. Early diagnosis, prevention
In 2019, in its 14th year of existence, World Kidney Day will be marked on March 14. The campaign sets out to raise awareness of the high and increasing burden of kidney disease worldwide and of the need for strategies for kidney disease prevention and management.
• 850 million people suffer from kidney disease
• Kidney disease is currently the 11th leading cause of global mortality.
• Between 2.3 -7.1 million premature deaths for lack of access to dialysis and transplantation
• Kidney diseases often arise from the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live and work (e.g. poverty, gender discrimination, lack of education, occupational hazards and pollution among others)
• In many countries, treatments for kidney disease are often inaccessible due to among others high out-of-pocket costs, lack of infrastructure and of specialized health care professionals
• More than half of countries that have an overarching NCD strategy in place have no management guidelines or strategy for improving the care of people with CKD.
• Given the alarming increase of kidney disease globally, a drastic change and improvement in kidney disease prevention and treatment
• World Kidney Day calls on everyone to advocate for concrete measures in every country to improve kidney care.
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