Kidney Health Australia - Education, Advocacy, Research, Support
Serving our kidney community every day!
Kidney Health Australia was first incorporated on 9 August 1968 as a non-profit organisation which has served the kidney community of Australia for over 45 years. Kidney Health Australia's mission, vision and values are at the core of how we conduct our business and form the foundation for our future direction.
Kidney Health Australia has given a long term commitment to families and children affected by kidney disease, but the biggest challenge remains for us to reach those two million Australians who do not know they have early kidney damage.
To promote good kidney health through education, advocacy, research and support
To save and improve the lives of Australians affected by kidney disease
- Commitment to excellence
- Working cooperatively
- Proactive leadership
- Commitment to ‘making a difference'
Kidney Health Australia is a not for profit organization whose focus is to improve kidney health outcomes leading to substantial improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases, their families and carers, as well as developing initiatives that reduce the incidence of kidney disease in the Australian community.
In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals just like you, we wouldn’t be able to serve those in need each year.
Help us to do our work in your kidney community
Donate now. Your tax-deductible donation to Kidney Health Australia will fund support and advocacy programs for people who are doing it tough. You will help us work towards the early detection of kidney disease, so that we are able to detect more people with kidney disease early, so they can perhaps delay dialysis or transplantation.
Further reading: All about the work of Kidney Health Australia
Fast Facts on CKD
Kidney disease has no warning signs which means that a person can lose up to 90% of their kidney function before they realise they are sick. It is for that reason that kidney disease is referred to as ‘the silent killer'. Kidney Health Australia works tirelessly to make a noise about this 'silent' disease' which claims many lives every day in Australia.
Refer to Fast Facts on CKD for most recent statistics on kidney disease available.
Updated 1 April 2014