Kidneys Deserve a Google Doodle!

Kidneys Deserve a Google Doodle!

JOIN OUR THUNDERCLAP CAMPAIGN! http://thndr.me/HKdYRW World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. While the burden of kidney disease worldwide is very high: 1 in 10 people worldwide have kidney disease Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) kills 1.2 million people every year. CKD is the 8th […]

Dialysize: not that bad…

Dialysize: not that bad…

The Dialysize music video   Playful advice to dialysis patients, was produced by Dr. Bruce Greenfield, also known as Dr. G, a 62-year old nephrologist from Los Angeles, California. He describes himself as a workaholic who loves nephrology, wordplay and, of course, a bit of extra attention.  He is very proud of his good and […]

Effects of society on women’s health: The story of Fatima

Effects of society on women’s health: The story of Fatima

Fatima Iqbal Riaz is a kidney transplant patient and a young advocate for kidney health from Lahore, Pakistan. In the early 2008 Fatima felt rejected by society due to her weight, she was called “not marriage material” and found herself a victim of weight-stigmatization in her country. Fatima explained: “Weight stigma is a pervasive and […]

Being Healthy Can Be Fun!

Brazil is well-known to be a country where people like to enjoy life: dancing, gathering for carnival or spending time under the sun while playing beach volley are a must! Bruna Pacheco, 31, the owner of dance studio in Guarapuava ( in the state of Parana) is one of them but what makes her different […]

The Great success of the “National Awareness Campaign for Early Prevention Of Kidney Disease” in Lebanon

The Great success of the “National Awareness Campaign for Early Prevention Of Kidney Disease” in Lebanon

Kidney disease in Lebanon affects around 10 % of de population. Since 2010, the Lebanese Society of Nephrology and Hypertension has been celebrating World Kidney Day in an attempt to reduce kidney disease and encourage prevention. For the 2016 edition of World Kidney Day, Robert Najem, President of the LSNH, and his team didn’t lack […]

The artist Fernanda Arce Amaré puts her creative talent towards raising awareness of kidney disease

The artist Fernanda Arce Amaré puts her creative talent towards raising awareness of kidney disease

Each month, we like to share the story of one of our WKD Champions who make World Kidney Day such a great initiative! This time, we want to present the energetic artist Fernanda Arce Amaré from Mexico. Besides being the general director of “Asociacion Mexican Para El Estudio De La Acidosis Renal Tubular” and working […]

Support World Obesity Day & Act Today For A Healthier Future!

Support World Obesity Day & Act Today For A Healthier Future!

On October 11, 2016 World Kidney Day will support World Obesity Day! World Obesity Day is an annual campaign established in 2015 by the World Obesity Federation (WOF). This initiative aims at stimulating and supporting practical actions that will help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and reverse the global obesity crisis. Each year, […]