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World Kidney Day 14 March 2024

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a campaign across the globe aiming to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to health overall and to help reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems. WKD is to be celebrated on 14 March in 2024, and is usually held every year on the 2nd Thursday of March. There is recognition and support to the WKD campaign provided by many individuals and organizations around the world, often organizing different activities aimed at raising awareness.

The World Kidney Day Steering Committee has set the theme for 2024 as being the year of “Kidney Health for All – Advancing equitable access to care and optimal medication practice!”. The 2024 campaign is targeted at focusing "on raising awareness about the importance of ensuring equitable access to appropriate treatment and care for people living with kidney disease, in order to improve their quality of life and delay the progression of the disease".    

Kidney disease has multiple causes however is a well known complication of diabetes that careful medical treatment and lifestyle changes aim to prevent.  May kiwi's know someone with kidney disease however and may want to get behind this campaign.   Go to the website and sign up for the newsletter, or check out their social media for what's happening in the leadup to the 14th and on the day.