World Kidney Day (WKD) 2022 – ‘Kidney Health for All’
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Other goals for the day include educating health professionals about the important role they play in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD, especially in high-risk populations, urging agencies local and national health authorities in the control of CKD epidemics; encourage implant as a best outcome option for renal failure; and promote the action of organ donation as a life-saving initiative.
The World Kidney Day Coordinating Steering Committee has declared 2022 as the year of “Kidney Health for All.” Knowledge gaps about CKD exist at all levels of healthcare.
To close the knowledge gap for Take better care of your kidneysThe 2022 campaign will focus on efforts to increase kidney health education and reduce knowledge gaps about high CKD at all levels of kidney care.
How to join?
- Take a picture of you from the back or front and use your fist to show where your kidneys are in your body.
- Add photo frames with different pictures explaining the important role of the kidney.
- Share photos on your social networks with hashtags # #ShowYourKidneys.
- Share knowledge with your social networking community.
- Running a mile is dedicated to different people who have or are suffering from kidney disease.
Amazing facts about kidneys
- A healthy kidney is 4 or 5 inches long, roughly the size of your fist.
- Kidney disease affects an estimated 37 million people in the United States (15% of the adult population; more than one in seven adults).
- The important function of the kidneys is to remove toxins and excess water from the blood.
- Kidneys also help blood pressure controlproduce red blood cells and keep healthy bones.
- Kidneys do not filter cholesterol.
- Kidney disease causes more deaths breast cancer or prostate cancer.
- About 90% of people with kidney disease do not know they have it.
- 1 in 3 adults in the US (about 80 million people) is at risk of kidney disease.
- Kidney disease is the leading cause of death in the US
- About one-third of adults with diabetes and one-fifth of adults with high blood pressure may develop kidney disease.
Celebrate World Kidney Day and Show Your Kidneys Your Love!
- World Kidney Day – (https://www.worldkidneyday.org/)
- National Kidney Month 2022 – (https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/community-health-outreach/national-kidney-month)
- World Kidney Day 2022: How to participate – (https://www.kidneycareuk.org/news-and-campaigns/news/world-kidney-day-2022/)