9 March: World Kidney Day

The World Kidney Day was observed on 9 March to raise awareness of the importance of kidneys for good health. The theme for year 2017 wasKidney Disease and Obesity: Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys. It aimed to promote education about the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney diseases.The World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) and International Society of Nephrology (ISN). The day was launched as a global health awareness campaign to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

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