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World Kidney Day 2015

by World Kidney Day category: Health

“Today is World Kidney Day! Spread the word, support the campaign and shout "Kidney Health for All!" #worldkidneyday http://thndr.it/MFvUz9

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World Kidney Day 2015

World Kidney Day 2015 marks the 10th Anniversary of World Kidney Day. The 2015 theme “Kidney Health for All” reminds us that not all of us are equal with regards to risk for kidney disease and access to treatment.

Some communities in both higher and lower income countries are at greater risk than others because of their ethnic origin, socioeconomic status and/or where they live. This has major public health implications because of the extremely high costs of renal replacement therapy. African, American Indian, Hispanic, Asian or Aboriginal populations are known to suffer from higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure which are both leading causes for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). These populations are therefore at higher risk of developing severe renal disease and ultimately kidney failure. As an example, in the US, African Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure. Compared with Caucasians, African Americans have a much higher average blood pressure, develop hypertension earlier in life and have greater risks of complications such as CKD, stroke and heart disease.

In addition, there are a number of key issues and challenges in tackling Chronic Kidney Disease in vulnerable populations: poor water hygiene, lack of hydration, unhealthy choice of food and beverages, language barriers, education and literacy levels, low income, unemployment, lack of adequate health insurance, and certain culture-specific health beliefs and practices – just to name a few.

This World Kidney Day campaign focuses on raising awareness about this issue, while continuing to encourage the importance of living more healthily. Taking steps to live a healthy lifestyle drastically helps to reduce risk of kidney disease, and its progression to kidney failure.

 

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World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims 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. It fosters more aggressive intervention by physicians for early detection and treatment and encourages health authorities around the world to invest in preventive and control measures such as healthy lifestyle choices. As the incidence of kidney disease escalates, World Kidney Day’s crucial role in educating the public, the medical community and governments has never been more important. World Kidney Day is joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) and it is celebrated on the second Thursday in March.

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