Screening: find out about your kidney health


Astana Kazakhstan

Date of event

14 March 2024 


The Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM) and the University Medical Center (UMC) are holding events in honor of World Kidney Day, which will be held on March 14-15, 2024.

There is a global trend of increasing kidney diseases among the population, linked to the rising prevalence of diabetes, arterial hypertension, obesity, and cardiovascular diseases. World Kidney Day has been observed annually on the second Thursday of March since 2006, aiming to enhance awareness of the importance of kidney health for overall well-being.

NUSOM and UMC create educational institutions and multidisciplinary innovative clinics, such as the Center for Maternity and Childhood, the Diagnostic Center and the Heart Center, and provide assistance to the adult and pediatric population in different regions of the country from the moment of diagnosis of kidney disease to the stages of kidney transplantation.

Day 1.

On March 14, 2024, from 9am to 3pm, as part of World Kidney Day, NUSOM and UMC plans to hold a screening campaign for healthy residents and guests of Astana at the clinical sites of UMC. Doctors will briefly examine the patients, measure blood pressure, and take blood test (glucose, creatinine) and urine test (albumin-creatinine ratio)  to determine kidney function free of charge.
Screening location:
– Republican Diagnostic Center (Astana, Syganak St. 46)
– National Scientific Center for Motherhood and Childhood (Astana, Turan Ave. 32)
– National Scientific Cardiac Surgery Center (Astana, Turan Ave. 38)
– University Health Center Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kabanbay Batyr Ave. 53)

We aim to identify people with kidney disease among healthy individuals.

2 TV stations invited to cover this event: channel 31 and BAQ

Day 2. Conference: Healthy Kidneys for All: Ensuring Equitable Access to Health Care and Best Practices.

On March 15, from 1pm to 6pm, we plan to hold a conference in honor of World Kidney Day in the building of NUSOM for medical workers in Astana.

The Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NU School of Medicine), in collaboration with the University Medical Center Corporate Fund (UMC), will organize this conference as part of global efforts to raise awareness about kidney health and combat the spread of kidney diseases.

Venue: Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Hall #109, 5/1 Kerey and Zhanibek Khans Street, Astana.

Session topics
Leaders of leading medical institutions, medical universities, the non-profit sector, associations, pharmaceutical companies, technology sector experts, and other industry specialists will discuss acute and key issues as well as innovative approaches in nephrology, including:

  • Nephrology services at the UMC Corporate Fund and issues of organ donation in Kazakhstan.
  • The impact of diabetes on kidney health and the structure of chronic kidney disease in Kazakhstan.
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome in children and risk factors for cardiovascular complications in children undergoing renal replacement therapy.
  • Acute kidney injury in critically ill patients and newborns.
  • Safe use of medications.

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