The Friday Five – World Kidney Day
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World Kidney Day (@worldkidneyday) is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. This week’s Friday Five updates us with the latest facts about kidney disease, how we can support the campaign and how to keep these important organs strong.
Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere!
850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney diseases cause at least 2.4 million deaths per year and are now the 6th fastest growing cause of death. This year, World Kidney Day sets out to raise awareness of the high and increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide and the need for strategies for kidney diseases prevention and management. The 2019 theme, Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere, calls for universal health coverage for prevention and early treatment of kidney disease.
It’s time to break the barriers to a quality #KidneyCare! Our 2019 campaign “𝗞𝗶𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲” calls for universal health coverage for early prevention & treatment of #KidneyDisease.https://t.co/9OIjs0n0j6#WorldKidneyDay pic.twitter.com/14PrxnbEMS
— World Kidney Day (@worldkidneyday) September 27, 2018
8 Golden Rules
Kidneys remove waste products from the body by filtering them from the blood sort of like a washing machine. For this reason it is important to keep your kidneys healthy and happy. Follow these eight golden rules to keep your kidneys functioning well.
Spread the Word
One simple way to support World Kidney Day is through social media. Check out the World Kidney Day Campaign Toolkit to find out more about the WKD, access facts and information messages to share, and get ideas for events you can participate in or organize locally.
📌Use our hashtag #WorldKidneyDay, retweet/share our posts and make as noise much as you can! If you need inspiration for tweets and posts, download our social media toolkit➡️ https://t.co/6QbLMXItkS#SaludParaTodos #KidneyDisease #HealthForAll #KidneyMonth #ThursdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/5fR5hlpTcW
— World Kidney Day (@worldkidneyday) March 7, 2019
Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Optimal Vascular Access
In support of World Kidney Day, CDC and the Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition will hold a webinar presenting the infection risks associated with different vascular access types. Discussion will include strategies and recommendations for successful catheter reduction to prevent bloodstream infections. The webinar will take place from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET.
A Fact a Day from the UK
Follow our friends overseas, World Kidney Day UK (@kidneydayUK), who will be sharing one fact a day during their countdown to World Kidney Day.
It’s the #WorldKidneyDay countdown! 7 facts for 7 days for you to share & learn about kidney disease. Fact #1 – #KidneyDisease is common & should be recognised early. pic.twitter.com/nImishNKUd
— World Kidney Day UK (@kidneydayUK) March 7, 2019
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