Tuesday 8 March is World Kidney Day. World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.
It takes place every year and all across the globe many hundred events take place from public screenings in Argentina to Zumba marathons in Malaysia. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about preventive behaviours, risk factors, and about how to live with a kidney disease.
This year World Kidney Day takes place on International Womens Day. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year.
There are events taking place all over the UK (and the World) - you can see the a map of events going on around the world
You can also find out more about kidneys, the campaign, and events raising awareness worldwide on the World Kidney Day website
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