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 […]
Buying a Kidney or the Struggle for a Better Life
Buying a kidney can seem a horrible thing to do for most of us but you might understand why some people still make this choice after reading Yasmin’s brother’s story. We hope these few lines will help you better comprehend the reasons of this too often desperate decision and discourage kidney patients from choosing this […]
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 […]
Nollywood Actress on the Fight Against Kidney Disease
How family battle with kidney disease led to the creation of the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation Earlier this year, I discovered Juliet Ibrahim on Instagram. For those who don’t know her, Juliet Ibrahim is a well-known Ghanaian singer, music producer and actress. She started her career as a fashion model for designer brands in Africa […]
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
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!
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, […]
A Call to Join Forces Against Kidney Disease
Last Week, I had the pleasure to meet Said El Kharrazi, president of the “Fédération Marocaine Des Associations De Soutien Des Insuffisants Rénaux” (FMAIRTO) – Moroccan Federation Of Associations Supporting Kidney Patients – and one of the kidney cause most dedicated persons I have ever met! Said is an agronomist by education. He learned about […]
Cycling for KIDney Heroes
Cycling for KIDney Heroes: A Bike Trip for a Great Cause “Children suffering from kidney disease are battling like athletes! They deserve to be supported and helped” said Mohammed Amine Moustanjidi during our interview. Those words literally touched my heart and I wanted to know more about his project: “Cycling 4 KIDney Heroes”! From the end […]
Education: The Best Tool to Attract Attention To Kidney Disease!
If there is anyone who knows how to raise awareness about kidney disease, that is Carmen Tzanno Branco Martins, the president of the Brazilian Society of Nephrology. It was such a pleasure to speak to her. I was excited to know more about kidney awareness in Brazil and it turns out I have learned even […]