ISSN: 2251-8363    eISSN: 2251-8819  
J Nephropathol. 2016;5(1):15-18.
doi:10.15171/jnp.2016.03
PMID: 27047805
PMCID: PMC4790182

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On the occasion of world kidney day 2016; work together to better protect the kidney

Hamid Nasri 1, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei 2 *

1 Department of Nephrology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
*Corresponding author: Prof. Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical sciences, Shahrekord, Iran. Email: rafieian@gmail.com

Abstract

Context: World kidney day is a yearly global alertness and education ceremony, held on the second Thursday in March.

Evidence Acquisition: Directory of open access journals (DOAJ), EMBASE, Google Scholar, PubMed, EBSCO, and Web of Science have been searched.

Results: Once again we reached to March 14, the world kidney day of 2016. This is the 10th anniversary of world kidney day, a program of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). World kidney day first began in 2006 and the worldwide campaign highlights a specific theme each year. The theme for 2015 was to invite everybody to drink a glass of water and give one, too, to celebrate their kidneys. This is a symbolic action to memorize that kidneys are vital organs and that they might be cared.

Conclusions: It is a manner to make individuals more conscious about their lifestyle choices. In this year, world kidney day will be celebrated on Thursday March 10, 2016. The theme for 2016 will highlight on renal disease and children.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

World kidney day is a yearly global alertness and education ceremony, held on the second Thursday in March. In 2016, world kidney day will be celebrated on Thursday March 10, 2016. The theme for 2016 will highlight on renal disease and children. The general message of world kidney day 2016 is "a collaborative modality against the renal diseases in children that lead to end-stage renal failure, through increasing community outreach, improved economic opportunity, better education, and having access to preventive strategies for individuals at highest risk." These could end the unfavorable relationship between chronic renal failure and high risk populations.

Please cite this paper as: Nasri H, Rafieian-Kopaei M. On the occasion of world kidney day 2016; work together to better protect the kidney. J Nephropathol. 2016;5(1):15-18. DOI: 10.15171/jnp.2016.03

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