Health Days 2018
World Kidney Day

​Introduction:

World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. It is celebrated every 8th of March by organizing many events and campaigns in all parts of the world by community and concerned bodies, with the aim of raising awareness for everyone, the awareness about preventive behaviors, risk factors and about how to live with the kidney disease. 
 
Facts about Chronic Kidney Disease:
  • ​​10% of the population worldwide is affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), and millions die each year because they do not have access to affordable treatment.
  • Over 2 million people worldwide currently receive treatment with dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive, yet this number may only represent 10% of people who actually need treatment to live.
  • It is estimated that number of kidney failure cases will increase disproportionately in developing countries, where the number of elderly people are increasing.
  • In people aged 65 through 74 worldwide, it is estimated that one in five men, and one in four women, have CKD.
  • Non-communicable diseases (such as heart disease, diabetes, or kidney disease) have replaced communicable diseases (such as malaria and AIDs) as the most common causes of premature death worldwide.
  • Thanks Allah, chronic kidney disease can be treated. With early diagnosis and treatment, it's possible to slow or stop the progression of kidney disease.

Theme of the World Kidney Day:
 
 Kidneys & Women's Health: Include, Value, Empower

Official Date:
Globally: March 8th, 2018
Locally: Jumada al-Thani 20th, 1439H.

Women and CKD

CKD is a worldwide public health problem with adverse outcomes of kidney failure and premature death. CKD affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year.
The risk of developing CKD is at least as high in women as in men, and may even be higher. According to some studies, CKD is more likely to develop in women compared with men, with an average 14% prevalence in women and 12% in men. However, the number of women with kidney failure is lower than the number of men.

Target Group:
  • ​​Kidney patients and their families.
  • Diabetics and patients with high blood pressure.
  • Health professionals including doctors, pharmacists, nurses, health educators and others.
  • Health associations and organizations.
  • Women in particular and community in general.

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