Kalusugan ng Bato, Para sa Lahat, Saan Man, Kailanman


National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) Adult Nephrology Department East Avenue, Quezon City Philippines

Date of event

14 March 2019 

NKTI for World Kidney Day 2019 As part of the global campaign to increase awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our health, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) under the leadership of Dr. Marichel Pile-Coronel, this year’s program coordinator, has planned various activities this month to celebrate World Kidney Day. NKTI has chosen to focus more on promoting kidney health for every Filipino; thus, they have chosen the theme, “Kalusugan ng Bato, Para sa Lahat, Saan Man, Kailanman” On March 11, there will be a CKD Day (Care for Kidney Disease Day) with the goal to encourage patients already with chronic kidney disease to choose peritoneal dialysis as a mode of renal replacement therapy. A lay forum on prevention of renal disease, peritoneal dialysis awareness and organ donation will be held at the NKTI Atrium. On March 12, appreciation and gratitude for kidney donors will be shown with a Kidney Donor Day with the theme: Bayani – Ang Kanilang Pag-aalay Para Sa Panibagong Buhay. There will be free laboratory screening for the first 100 donors, medical consultation and a lay fora on proper diet and nutrition specially catered for kidney donors. On the World Kidney Day itself on March 14, a talk show will be held, focusing on Acute Kidney Injury, its causes and its prevention. There will also be free laboratory screening for the first 100 participants of the event. Also, throughout the whole month, Nephrology consultants and fellows along with the HOPE (Human Organ Preservation Effort) Transplant Coordinators will be going to different government agencies and schools to emphasize the importance of preventing chronic kidney disease, in line with the World Kidney Day theme. There will be discussions on kidney disease prevention and organ donation. With these activities, NKTI hopes to reduce the impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide.

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