Health Days 2011
World Kidney Day
Introduction Article
World Kidney Day started in 2006 with the a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), World Kidney Day's aim is to raise awareness of people; health professionals and decision makers of health problems caused by kidney disease and the existing possibilities for diagnoses and treatment.
The 2011 Campaign will focus on the important link between Chronic Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease, and the fact that Chronic Kidney Disease is a major risk for Cardiovascular Disease. The slogan for this year's campaign is Protect Your Kidneys and Save Your Heart.
 
Official Date:
10-03-2011 corresponding 08-03-1432H

Theme
" Protect Your Kidneys and Save Your Heart."

Targeted Category
  • Kidney disease patients
  • Cardiovascular Disease patients
  • Patients families and society
  • People at risk of Kidney Disease
  • Medical professionals and decision makers in health authorities
Objectives
  • Raise awareness about Kidney Disease and the risks by introducing information about symptoms, complications, treatment and prevention.
  • Highlight the importance of adopting preventive behaviors for Cardiovascular Disease due to its impact on kidney.
  • Encourage systematic screening of all patients with Cardiovascular Disease and hypertension for Kidney Disease.
  • Educate all medical professionals about their key role in detecting and reducing the risk of Kidney Disease, particularly in high risk populations.
  • Stress the important role of local and national health authorities in controlling the Kidney Disease epidemic and will have to deal with high and escalating costs if no action is taken to treat the growing number of people with CKD.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of health education, preventive methods and how to cope with the disease and control complications.
  • Encourage preventive behaviors and healthy life style
  • Support patients to adjust with such disease. 
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