A collection of available kidney information and dedicated organizations
Everyone is invited to join in and contribute to this platform by presenting their initiative and available kidney materials! Please contact us, if you would like to present information on this website.
This project, about kidney health and kidney diseases, is a cooperation of Chiesi and the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague.
Every year, the Portuguese Society of Nephrology is organizing activities for World Kidney Day.
The Slovenian Society of Nephrology is participating in World Kidney Day. Different information material was prepared for the WKD campaign.
Every year, the Spanish Society of Nephrology is participating in World Kidney Day. Additionally, the S.E.N. organized a mentoring program for collaboration between CKD patients.
The Swedish Society of Nephrology has close cooperation with the national healthcare organization, which has written national guidelines on how to screen the general population for chronic kidney disease and how to prevent and slow the deterioration of chronic kidney disease.
There are dedicated organisations providing information to patients and the general population all over the World.
Kidney Education Foundation
The website and ebook Kidney Education provide comprehensive information on kidney disease and its prevention. For the benefit of patients and laypersons, the information was translated by a team of dedicated nephrologists into many different languages. Kidney Health Information is available in 40 different languages.
World Kidney Day
World Kidney Day is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. Every year in March, many hundred events take place all over the world. World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).
Special initiatives supported by ERA
CHECK: Collaborate for Healthy Kidneys
The mission of the CHECK initiative is to empower early conversations between people with T2D and healthcare professionals to elevate the focus on kidney health, enabling intervention to improve future health outcomes;
Motivate the medical community to take action to ensure UACR testing takes place for all people who are at risk, in line with international guidelines;
Spark fresh ideas and forge partnerships that support the education and information needs of multiple stakeholders in kidney health.
Guardians For Health
The mission of the international Guardians For Health initiative is to drive guideline implementation for cardio-renal protection in type 2 diabetes and to empower clinicians and people living with type 2 diabetes to engage in shared decision-making. In doing so, Guardians For Health aims to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development target of reducing premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by one third by the year 2030.
Life/ Nephrology Campus
The Life/ Nephrology Campus is an online educational platform for scientific exchange. The platform provides multiple online learning opportunities such as lectures and webinars and recordings from different scientific meetings as well as educational videos and podcast material.
Pressure Is On
This ERA-endorsed campaign was launched to provide information about the burden of CKD and early intervention. The material is intended for healthcare professionals, it includes medical facts about CKD as well as a patient counselling resource.
As few as 10% of adults with stage 3 CKD are diagnosed. By identifying patients and intervening early, you can help slow the progression of kidney failure, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, and help your patients live longer, dialysis-free life.