9 March : World Kidney Day

Posted on:13 Mar 2017 09:30:36
 9 March : World Kidney Day
13 March 2017 Current Affairs: The World Kidney Day 2017 was observed on 9 March 2017 with the theme Kidney Disease and Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys.

The WKD 2017 sought to promote education about the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney diseases.

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

The day is a global health awareness campaign with a focus on the importance of the kidneys.

The day was launched to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) : The ISN is a not-for-profit society dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases.

The society, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, is active in over 126 countries across the world.

The International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) : The IFKF, a not-for-profit federation, was established in 1999.

At present, it has a membership of 63 kidney foundations and patient groups in more than 41 countries.

The foundation seeks to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals with kidney disease.

 

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