The 2019 World Kidney Day theme is "Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere"
850 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the 6th fastest growing cause of death. Despite the growing burden of kidney diseases worldwide, kidney health disparity and inequity are still widespread. Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere calls for universal health coverage (UHC) for prevention and early treatment of kidney diseases.
We are encouraging individuals and patient groups to work together with renal/transplant units in hospitals all over the UK to support the day by organising an activity or event. The aim is to draw public attention to the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle to help look after your kidneys, what can be done to protect the kidneys before disease strikes, and to assist patients who already have chronic kidney disease. Following the global theme, there will also be a focus on kidney disease and women’s health.
Download the World Kidney Day A4 poster
Ideas for activities and downloadable resources will be available at the World Kidney Day website