Kidney health for all


Nephrology department and director of Mittaphab hospital Lanexang avenue, Vientiane capital. Lao People's Democratic Republic

Date of event

11 March 2023 

On March 11, 2023 Minister of Health Dr Bounfeng Phoummalaysith chairs of the celebration of world kidney day under the campaign “Kidney health for all “at the Patuxay park Vientiane capital organized by nephrology department and director of Mittaphab hospital. Minister Phoummalaysith said, chronic kidney disease is a progressive condition that affects >10% of the general population worldwide. Chronic kidney disease is more prevalent in older individuals, women, and in people experiencing diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Chronic kidney disease represents an especially large burden in low- and middle-income countries, which are least equipped to deal with its consequences. Chronic kidney disease has emerged as one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, and it is one of a small number of non-communicable diseases that have shown an increase in associated deaths over the past 2 decades. It is the challenges of the Lao health system. He highlighted the kidney care and prevention in the general population and high-risk group, enhanced community engagement, decrease salt diet intake, and increases with exercise.

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