Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects women worldwide

195 million suffer from CKD
8th leading cause of death
600,000 deaths each year

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The risk of developing CKD is at least as high in women as in men

The risk of developing CKD is at least as high in women as in men, and may even be higher [2]. However, the number of women ...

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Some kidney diseases are more common in women

The risk of developing CKD is at least as high in women as in men, and may even be higher [2]. However, the number of women ...

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Pregnant women with a kidney disease are at increased risk for negative outcomes

The risk of developing CKD is at least as high in women as in men, and may even be higher [2]. However, the number of women ...

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This year, World Kidney Day and the International Women’s Day 2018 fall on the same day, offering us the opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s health and particularly their kidney health. On its 13th anniversary, World Kidney Day promotes affordable and equitable access to health education, healthcare and prevention for all women and girls in the world.

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ICON – Explanation + Download links
ICON 2 – Explanation + Download links

Copyright & Permission download

Additional materials

SCHOOL KIT ICON – explanation + downloads
PRESS RELEASE – explanation + downloads

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Around the globe people will be coming together to mark World Kidney Day on 8 March 2018. How will you be celebrating? Let us know by posting information about your event on the map!

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We need you to help us spread the world, so we can prevent more people from getting a Chronic Kidney Disease.

More about World Kidney Day

A global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys

A global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys

World Kidney Day comes back every year. All across the globe many hundred events take place from public screenings in Argentina to Zumba marathons in Malaysia. We do it all to create awareness. Awareness about preventive behaviors, awareness about risk factors, and awareness about how to live with a kidney disease. We do this because we want kidney health for all.

How to keep your kidney's save

8 Golden Rules

  1. Keep fit and active
  2. Keep regular control of your blood sugar level
  3. Monitor your blood pressure
  4. Eat healthy and keep your weight in check
  5. Maintain a healthy fluid intake
  6. Do not smoke
  7. Do not take over-the-counter pills on a regular basis
  8. Get your kidney function checked if you have one or more of the ‘high risk’ factors

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World Kidney Day
ISN – Global Operations Center
Avenue des Arts 1-2, 6th floor,
1210, Brussels, Belgium
Tel +32 2 808 04 20
info@worldkidneyday.org

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