Supporters globally


Supporters globally

Our champions

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.

Meet our


WKD Champions play a critical role in helping make WKD a global success.

Champions help us promote World Kidney Day and spread the WKD message across all social and other media platforms. They tailor the message to their local audiences and adapt it to the culture and language. They organize and monitor WKD events in their countries. They play an essential advocacy role lobbying governments and health authorities for better kidney care and prevention. They also help us collect information about all the initiatives carried out for World Kidney Day. You can find out more about the role of champion here.

Our champions

Fahmi Ahmed Aldhaheri

Organisation: Dr.Soliman Fakeeh hospital, Jeddah

Nationality: Yemeni

First Language: Arabic

Second Language: English

Email: dr.fahmiahmed@gmail.com

Antonio Fernandez Burga

Organisation: Hospital Guillermo Almenara

Nationality: Peruvian

First Language: Spanish

Second Language: English

Email: blue84_tf@hotmail.com

Stephen Adams

Nationality: British

First Language: English

Email: Stephen.adams2@hotmail.co.uk

Olalekan Olayinka Olatise

Organisation: Zenith Medical & Kidney Centre Abuja

Nationality: Nigerian

First Language: English

Second Language: Yoruba

Email: lakesideola@yahoo.com

Stacy Sabine Offord

Organisation: Baylor Scott & White Nephrology

Nationality: USA

First Language: English

Email: offord_305@msn.com

Amanda Zungu

Organisation: OneK Foundation

Nationality: South African

First Language: English

Email: amanda.ngwabi@gmail.com

Ndumiso Ngwabi

Organisation: OneK Foundation

Nationality: South African

First Language: English

Email: ndumiso.ngwabi@gmail.com

Benil Hafeeq


Nationality: Indian

Email: benilhafeeq@gmail.com

Nuno Miguel de Almeida Loureiro

Organisation: Centro Hospitalar Tondela Viseu and dialysis unit, Beirodial

Nationality: Portuguese

First Language: Portuguese

Second Language: English

Email: enfnuno@gmail.com

Our supporters

Working together to raise awareness of kidney health

Resources from World Kidney Day supporters

Our supporters are key in achieving the campaign mission of raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. We recognize their own initiatives in patient advocacy and care.

CKD Patient Brochure

CKD Impact Index Poster

CKD Impact Index Infographic

Complement-mediated kidney disease

Understanding IgA Nephropathy

Understanding FSGS

Meet Gisela: A journey with IgA Nephropathy

Meet Tiffany

A Message from WKD’23 Supporters

About Anaemia of CKD

Symptoms of Anaemia of CKD

Who Is Affected by Anaemia of CKD

Testing for Anaemia of CKD

Managing Anaemia of CKD

How Anaemia of CKD Affects Body and Mind

Symptoms Checker for Anaemia and CKD

The Kidney Diaries from Bayer

Kidney transplant

Kidney Talks by Boehringer Ingelheim & Lilly

The resources on this page are third party and content responsibility lies with owners of the material.

World Kidney Day

2023 Report

More than 850 million people worldwide are living with kidney disease and are particularly affected by disastrous events as their ability to access appropriate care, complex and multi-faceted in nature, may be hindered. Hence, World Kidney Day (WKD) 2023 focused on “Kidney Health for All: Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!” and stressed the necessity for better preparedness in planning responses before, during, and after a crisis to minimize the effects of disrupted kidney care and ensure that as many lives as possible are saved.

World Kidney Day is celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March. The WKD campaign is only possible thanks to the support of our global supporters.

As an official supporter, you will be:
  • Officially associated with the WKD campaign as a supporter
  • Able to use the WKD campaign logo along with communication materials such as template press releases, boiler plates and regular updates
  • Able to participate in various additional partner activities, as proposed by the WKD team, throughout the year
  • Be acknowledged as an official supporter of WKD campaign on various platforms, which includes, but are not limited to:
    • World Kidney Day website
    • ISN website
    • Social media
    • Campaign materials (Printed and online)
    • Communications (Printed and online)
  • Participation in quarterly calls with central campaign team for updates on campaign and strategy, help build communication and share information
  • Able to use digital campaign materials for internal and external use
  • Provided opportunities to share own resources, through official campaign channels, which are patient-focused or education/awareness-building, free of branding and products (agnostic), and approved by campaign team

To become a World Kidney Day supporter, please contact:
Charleigh Claire, Business Development Manager
Email: cclaire@theisn.org


online application form

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness about the importance of our kidneys. WKD is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations(IFKF) who, together, generate WKD campaign content, educational material and activities.  The annual campaign is overseen by the WKD Steering Committee composed of nephrology and transplantation experts who live and work in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America. Financial support is solicited with the sole purpose of carrying out the campaign’s core activities and achieving campaign objectives. Our supporters provide financial support to carry out our activities, help us disseminate our message and strengthen our efforts, which WKD is very grateful for. However, supporters do not take part in any of the decision making and do not influence any of the content or messages disseminated by WKD.

The resources on this page are third party and content responsibility lies with owners of the material.