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March 10 marks World Kidney Day

Baku, March 10, AZERTAC

World Kidney Day is a global health awareness campaign that focuses on the importance of kidneys, reducing the impact and frequency of kidney diseases. World Kidney Day is celebrated annually on the 2nd Thursday of March. This year, it is being observed on March 10.

Kidneys are vital organs in the body that filter the blood and help in passing waste as urine. The observance of this day was started by the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. World Kidney Day was first celebrated in 2006.

The day aims to raise awareness among people who have kidney-related problems and the treatment and impact of kidney illnesses overall.

World Kidney Day is a global campaign that focuses on the importance of fighting kidney disease. Each year, health organizations observe this day to help people prevent kidney disease and also inform them to take precautions to lead a healthy life. Several campaigns are organized to spread messages about kidney disease.

The objective of this day is to raise awareness about kidneys and highlight diabetes and high blood pressure which are the key factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee declared the year 2022 of ‘Kidney Health for All’, with the campaign focusing on bridging gaps to improve kidney health. Organizations also raise kidney care education in schools and institutions and awareness in the public arena.

 

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