Today, we are celebrating Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere – from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care.
On this year’s World Kidney Day (Thursday, 12 March), advocates led by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) are raising awareness of the importance of the preventive measures and the pressing urgency pertaining to the need for increased education of populations, patients, practitioners and policy makers in effective kidney disease prevention.
Read the full press release text here: https://www.worldkidneyday.org/resource/wkd-press-release-2020/
The costs of dialysis and transplantation consume 2%–3% of the annual health care budget in high-income countries, spent on less than 0.03% of the total population of these countries. Costs that are preventable by preventing kidney failure. Moreover, cost-effectiveness can be increased by adopting secondary prevention measures for higher risk populations such as those with diabetes mellitus and hypertension and those with rapid CKD progression. Whilst non-targeted secondary prevention produces cost-effectiveness ratios consistently above $50,000 per life year saved; estimates suggests that this cost can be halved when management of known patients with uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension is improved.
Today, patients, advocates, nephrologists and the entire kidney community are celebrating WKD! There is no better occasion than this to highlight your ongoing commitment towards kidney health and to amplify the visibility and reach of your messages.
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Finally, our work is only possible thanks to our 2020 global supporters. We are grateful for the support of: Astellas, AstraZenca, Baxter, Danone, Fresenius Medical Care and Janssen and Janssen.
Thank you for your activism and happy WKD!