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 was “Kidney 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.