World Kidney Day observed on 12 March 2015 [ Current Affairs ]


World Kidney Day was observed globally on 12 March 2015 and the theme for the year 2015 is Kidney Health for All. World Kidney Day celebrates globally health awareness campaign that focuses on the importance of the kidneys and impact of kidney disease. Annually, the second Thursday in March observed on The World Kidney Day which joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

In 2006,World Kidney Day started and Themes of the day since its start includes-

  1. 2015 - Kidney Health for All
  2. 2014 -Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging
  3. 2013 -Kidneys for Life – Stop Kidney Attack!
  4. 2012 -Donate – Kidneys for Life – Receive
  5. 2011 -Protect your kidneys: Save your heart

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) – it is a non -profit organization which dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases in 126 countries. The Society celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010.

The International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF)- – it is also non -profit organization which dedicated to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals with kidney disease.

- Published on: March 15, 2015