REPORT FOR THE WORLD KIDNEY DAYS IN ITALY 2015-2016

Abstract

World Kidney Day (WKD) is a global campaign, promoted by International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) and International Society of Nephrology (ISN) aimed at raising awareness among people on importance of our kidneys. This campaign includes many events across the globe. The main purpose of WKD is to create and spread awareness about preventive behaviours and risk factors for renal diseases. In Italy WKD is organized by the Italian Kidney Foundation (FIR) in collaboration with Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN) and the Red Cross of Italy. It takes place in hospitals, public spaces and in schools, where each participant is provided with informative material together with blood pressure and urine dipstick testing. Here, we present the data collected during the 2015 and 2016 WKD campaigns.

KEYWORDS: World Kidney Day, Prevention, Hypertension, Urinalysis

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