The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has declared 2024 the year of “Kidney Health for All – Advancing equitable access to care and optimal medication practice!”. The 2024 campaign will focus on raising awareness about the importance of ensuring equitable access to appropriate treatment and care for people living with kidney disease, in order to improve their quality of life and delay the progression of the disease. Read more. For campaign updates please visit regularly our website and our social media channels and subscribe to our newsletter if you aren’t yet.
If you wish to support WKD, you can start by retweeting/sharing our posts on social media. This is a simple and effective way of raising awareness in your network. Our channels are: Facebook Twitter Instagram Linkedin YouTube, and TikTok. If you wish to become more committed, you can also organize an activity in order to raise awareness. Finally, you can consider becoming a World Kidney Day champion. World Kidney Day Champions are committed individuals and members of kidney foundations, societies of nephrology, and patients’ associations that support the campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease across the globe.
You can celebrate World Kidney Day by organizing an awareness activity in your community in any format you like. Past examples include: a walk, a bike ride, a run, a flash mob or a dance, a charity dinner or an educational class for pupils at your local school. Whatever you plan, you will help reach more people and make them aware of the importance of their kidneys. Make use of our Materials and Resources: use the logo, the fact sheets, and posters in your work, school or community center, or including links to or embedding them on your websites or web pages. The only requirement is to follow the guidelines for the usage of our logo and visuals, which you can find here. Please be informed that the World Kidney Day campaign will not take on any responsibility, neither financial nor political, for any incidences that might take place at or during your activity.
World Kidney Day Champions are committed individuals and/or members of kidney foundations, societies of nephrology and patients’ associations that support the campaign in the effort of raising awareness of kidney disease across the globe. You can find out more about the role of champion here. In order to become a champion, we need your full name, contact details, affiliations, country of origin and working language(s). In addition, in becoming a champion, you agree to publicly display their details on the WKD website.
WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations – World Kidney Alliance (IFKF-WKA). Each organization is responsible for appointing its representatives to the committee. For ISN, members are currently appointed via a call for expression of interest and review of application by the ISN’s Executive Committee and approval by ISN Council. If you are an ISN member, monitor the ISN news outlets (e.g. website and newsletter) for potential future calls for expression of interest. In addition, provided that you are an ISN member, you can indicate in your member profile your interest in WKD to ensure that relevant news are sent to you.
Companies that wish to associate themselves with the WKD campaign/ brand and use WKD materials are required to become global WKD supporters and make a financial contribution to the campaign. As a global WKD supporting company, you will be able to use the signature block that acknowledges the company and the organizers of the WKD campaign. You will also be more than welcome to pin all your activities on the World Kidney Day map and to submit pictures and videos that will be posted on WKD’s official channels at the discretion of the WKD team. To become a corporate supporter and learn more about supporter benefits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We greatly appreciate the endorsement of like-minded non-governmental organizations, professional associations, patient organizations, and others to bring our message about kidney health to a wider audience. Should you decide to officially endorse the WKD campaign, email us your organization’s logo (digital quality resolution) and we will be happy to publish your logo and website URL on a dedicated page on the WKD website. To endorse the campaign feel free to display one of our web banners on your website. Also, as social media is playing an important role in disseminating information, we would be glad if you could share WKD messages and links on your social media accounts and newsletters. Please note that as far as the WKD 2024 logo and material are concerned, they are freely available for download and use under specific conditions which you can find here.
Absolutely. Please make use of our Materials and Resources: use the logo, the fact sheets, and posters in your work, school or community center, or including links to or embedding them on your websites or web pages. Please note that the material cannot be used in connection with the sale of products or for the promotion of a company. Moreover, the following copyright notice needs to be included in a visible way every time a WKD visual or material is used or translated: ©World Kidney Day 2006-2024. You can find more information here.
Non-profit organizations are granted the right, without any additional fee or cost, to use, publish, distribute, disseminate, transfer, and digitize the WKD logo and material for educational purposes only, and not for any direct or indirect commercial purpose or advantage. However, it is required that the WKD, ISN, and IFKF-WKA logos remain on all materials. Companies cannot associate themselves with the WKD logo unless they are a global supporter. Companies that support local WKD events are allowed to be associated in name with the local activity: Ex. “Company name sponsor of WKD walk in country xxx” You can find more information here.
Only non-profit organizations and global supporters are free to add their logos to posters and other materials. However, it is required that the WKD, ISN, and IFKF-WKA logos remain on all materials. Download the signature block and add your logo(s). You can use the signature on all your posters, leaflets, banners and other WKD materials.
We are thrilled to hear of your interest in wanting to organize an activity to celebrate World Kidney Day! Kindly note that World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to increase awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. We are in no position to provide any in-kind or financial support for activities or events that you are considering for World Kidney Day. Consider teaming up with local businesses instead and to include a fundraising activity in your WKD activity to support your organization (e.g. food market, bake sale, auction, runs). As far as activity collaterals (ex. t-shirts) are concerned, you can purchase World Kidney Day merchandise from our online shop or produce giveaways in your local print shop.
The WKD team is based in Brussels (Belgium) but you can consult the WKD map and the list of champions to find like-minded potential collaborators in your area. If you want to request an official WKD representative for example for a speaker slot, you might want to consider inviting a member of the WKD campaign’s steering committee whose members are based across the globe. Depending on the activity’s format and availability, a member could be interested in participating in your activity. You find the names of representatives here.
World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to increase awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. We are in no position to provide any in-kind or financial support. If you have not already explored this option, you might want to look at the several funded education and training opportunities and research grants offered by the International Society of Nephrology. You can find out all about their programs here.
Please note that World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to increase awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. Unfortunately, we do not provide any in-kind or financial support. If you have not already explored this option, you could have a look at some crowdfunding platforms. There are many fundraising platforms where people post their stories and amounts needed for their treatments and/or transplant and get funded by different individuals from all over the world.
World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to increase awareness of kidney health and kidney disease and does not provide medical or patient advice, diagnosis, or treatment nor facilitates organ donations. Furthermore, World Kidney Day is firmly against organ trafficking or transplant tourism of any kind! While World Kidney Day aims to decrease the global shortage of organs for transplantations by increasing awareness and promotion of organ transplantation and the donors who make it possible, we condemn any activities of organ trafficking, transplant commercialization, travel for transplant, or transplant tourism as defined by the Declaration of Istanbul!
World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to increase awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. We do not give professional medical advice or provide diagnosis or treatment. We kindly invite you to contact your medical doctor, other professional healthcare providers, or national kidney patient organizations for information about living with your condition, screening and prevention, and support tools. Through your national kidney patient organization, you will also have the opportunity to meet other patients, to share experiences and to receive on-going support including support for relatives and friends.
World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to increase awareness of kidney health and kidney disease. We are in no position to give professional medical advice or provide diagnosis or treatment. Please talk to a doctor or other professional healthcare provider to obtain the information you seek.
World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to increase awareness of kidney health and kidney disease and is in no position to provide medical or patient advice, diagnosis or treatment nor facilitate organ donations. Please talk to your doctor on how to get registered in your national transplantation system.
In order to increase the visibility of your activity, generate a bigger turnout and find like-minded potential collaborators in your area, pin your activity to the WKD activity map. To do so, login and create your own account, you can then choose to submit your activity by filing the form. Review your activity details carefully before inserting them in the online form and double-check dates and times. The reason is that once accepted and published, it is very cumbersome for the campaign team to edit activities especially given the high volume of activities that are pinned every year.
If you require assistance in editing published activities, please email us at email@example.com with the WKD website URL of the activity in question and clearly indicate the edits that you would like to make.
Typically, your activity will be accepted by the website administrator and shown on the map within 5 working days. In the month leading up to World Kidney Day, we approve submissions within 24- 48 hours. One of the most common reasons for activities not displaying on the map is for the activity to be dated to the wrong year (e.g. 2023 instead of 2024). If you cannot see your activity after one week of submission, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to hear and share more about your WKD activities. To feature in the photostream on our website, please login and create a account, then you can choose to submit your photos and/or videos. We approve submissions within 24- 48 hours. If you photos or videos do not appear in the gallery, do not hesitate to send us an email at email@example.com. If you want to share more, you can fill in the event report template which we will upload to our impact report page. Innovative and impactful activities described in reports, are also added as “best ideas”. Finally, tag our social media profiles (Facebook: @World Kidney Day, X: @worldkidneyday; Instagram: @worldkidney_day, LinkedIn: @ World Kidney Day, YouTube: , and TikTok: @worldkidneyday_official) in your posts about your activity and we will share them on our channels.
Photos included in the impact report are selected following a number of considerations. Namely: regional balance, relevance to the category of events showcased, visibility of WKD logo and branding, image quality, and composition of photo in regards to the photo frame. Moreover, the report primarily showcases figures. In contrast, events, pictures, and regional work are showcased in other sections of the website, such as the photostream, event map, best ideas webpage, within the individual country/ regional reports, and on our social media channels.
The languages available on the WKD website are a minimum set of languages chosen based on a number of criteria, including location and primary language of WKD website users, regional balance, UN official language, number of WKD champions available for translation, language and country of WKD social media followers, and burden of disease in the country.