World Health and Hypertension Days 2013
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World Kidney Day
March 14, 2013 is World Kidney Day! A joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), World Kidney Day is a global health awareness campaign that focuses on the importance of kidneys and the mechanisms that reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. Chronic Kidney Diseases, if detected early, can be treated--thereby reducing other complications and dramatically reduce the growing burden of deaths and disability from chronic renal and cardiovascular disease worldwide.
World Kidney Day started in 2006 and has not stopped growing ever since. The campaign is celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March in more than 100 countries on 6 continents. Every year, the campaign focuses on a theme. The 2013 theme is: Kidneys for Life - Stop Kidney Attack!. This year’s campaign aims to increase awareness of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and demystify this dangerous condition and make ‘kidney attack’ recognizable to the public in a similar way that heart attack and stroke campaigns have done. You can obtain further information on WKD 2013 by accessing the World Kidney website, www.worldkidneyday.org.
As in previous years, the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana will be celebrating World Kidney Day with a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP). In honor of the World Kidney Day, Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence will participate in KEEP health screening event conducted by the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. The goal is to screen at least 100 participants during the 6 hour period that are at increased risk for developing kidney disease. If anyone is interested in volunteering their time and services for a couple of hours towards the KEEP health screening event, please contact Nina Majid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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