World Kidney Day : 14 March

This year, 14 March, 2019, World Kidney Day sets out to raise awareness of the high and increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide and the need for strategies for kidney diseases prevention and management.

Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere calls for universal health coverage (UHC) for prevention and early treatment of kidney disease.

The ultimate goal of a UHC policy is to promote population health by ensuring universal, sustainable and equitable access to essential healthcare of high quality, protecting people from health impoverishment and improving equity in health across socioeconomic groups.

Specifically, WKD calls on everyone to advocate for concrete measures in every country to improve kidney care:

  • Encourage and adopt healthy lifestyles (access to clean water, exercise, healthy diet, tobacco control. Many types of kidney diseases can be prevented, delayed and / or kept under control when appropriate prevention measures are in place.
  • Make screening for kidney diseases a primary healthcare intervention including access to identification tools (e.g. urine and blood tests). Screening of high risk individuals and early diagnosis and treatment is cost effective to prevent or delay end-stage kidney diseases.
  • Ensure kidney patients receive basic health services they need (e.g. blood pressure and cholesterol control, essential medications) to delay disease progression without suffering financial hardship.
  • Call for transparent policies governing equitable and sustainable access to advanced health care services (e.g. dialysis and transplantation) and better financial protection (e.g. subsidies) as more resources become available. Breaking down socioeconomic barriers and expanding access to comprehensive services in order to meet the needs of the population is essential to guarantee equitable kidney care and increase quality.

Thank you for reading this. I hope you’ll make this more loud and spread awareness about this day to many people. This awareness will help audience to access information about the various kidney diseases, how to prevent them by bringing changes in daily lifestyle and successfully diagnose it through proper medical treatment. Let us all join hands and continue this chain. Please reblog this post or make your own so that we can reach to maximum people. This is the least we can do and I hope you’ll take a step forward and contribute to increase consciousness.

35 thoughts on “World Kidney Day : 14 March

  1. Thank you for this informative post and for raising awareness! Kidney diseases are really dangerous and people should be more aware about how serious it is and take precautions! Good work!

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      1. Thank you for saying this, it’s nice of you 😊 actually work is so important, it teaches you a lot especially to be responsible and productive and independent mostly
        And if you run from work who will pay for your leisure 😌😌 there’s a right time for everything

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  2. hi… recently my dad passed away due to end-stage renal disease… thank you i found your blogs… actually, due to the case of my father, i would like to help raise awareness in taking care of kidneys through blogging… i am a novice blogger and i thank God i found someone who has the same advocate… ☺

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