World Kidney Day was established in 2006 and is held on the second Thursday of March each year.
The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of kidneys to an individual’s overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.
Every year, World Kidney Day highlights a particular theme. In 2015 it was ‘Kidney Health for All’, which provided the opportunity for us to focus on the devastating impact of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Every year World Kidney Day highlights a particular theme. In 2015, it was ‘Kidney Health for All’ which provided an opportunity for Kidney Health Australia to focus on the devastating impact of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A Parliamentary event was held with Close the Gap and ANZSN, calling on the Government to address Indigenous kidney health. Key spokespeople highlighted some challenges and recommendations to members of Parliament, whilst Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Bill Shorten MP and the Hon. Senator Fiona Nash both showed their support.
Kidney Health for All: A report on policy options for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Kidney Health
This report is informed by Kidney Health Australia’s World Kidney Day Leadership Breakfast and Policy Roundtable, and provides an overview of the issues experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with kidney disease. A range of policy-focused recommendations are provided for consideration by the Federal Government, State and Territory Governments, key health organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and the kidney community.
You can read this report here.
You can read the World Kidney Day 2015 health publication, ‘Chronic kidney disease in disadvantaged populations’ here.
World Kidney Day themes
2015 Kidney Health for All
2014 Chronic Kidney Disease and aging
2013 Kidneys for Life – Stop Kidney Attack!
2012 Donate – Kidneys for Life – Receive
2011 Protect your kidneys: Save your heart
2010 Protect your kidneys: Control diabetes
2009 Protect your kidneys: Keep your pressure down
2008 Our amazing kidneys!
2007 Chronic Kidney Disease: Common, harmful and treatable
2006 Are your kidneys OK?
World Kidney Day 2016 in Australia
World Kidney Day will be held on 10 March 2016. You can see more information at www.worldkidneyday.org
If you have any questions, please phone Marie Ludlow on 08 8334 7506 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgEventsCommunity events