The theme of the current year is 'Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere'.
SIUT organised free clinical testing such as blood tests, urine tests, measurement of height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure etc. Free checkup and consultations by medical specialists, nutritional and dietary advice facilities were provided. They also conducted lectures and tutorials throughout the day at the Dewan Farooq Medical Centre, Karachi, SIUT Primary Healthcare Center, Kathore, SIUT Chhablani Medical Centre, Sukkur, and SIUT Camp at press club in Mithi, Tharparkar. More than 30 million American adults may have chronic kidney disease, an irreversible condition, but most do not know they have it. Annually, 2.4 million people die worldwide, making it the sixth fastest growing cause of death worldwide. Like CKD, PAD disproportionately impacts minority communities due to the higher prevalence of diabetes and other risk factors. Over time, water retention can put a strain on the kidneys and cause it to fail.
Rotimi Braimoh, has urged the Federal Government to include the treatment of kidney disease into the National Health Insurance Scheme in order to ensure an healthier society.
As the world marks the 2019 World Kidney Day, a Consultant Nephrologist, Dr Yemi Raji, emphasized low salt intake to reduce risk of kidney disease.
Dr Sarfraz Sarwar, Dr Munawar Khaliq, Diabetologist Dr Sobia Naheed, Dr Fouzia Mushtaq, dietician Naila Rasheed and others spoke in the public awareness programmes.
Also speaking at the event, Mrs Titi Segun-Agboola, Principal, School of Post Basic Nursing, UITH, warns people against the consumption of alcohol, saying that the consequences of taking alcohol outweigh the benefit.
"We really want British Columbians to be kidney smart, to know the risk factors".
"My message to the public is that they should look after their health, practise prevention because it is very cheap". Here is a list of important dos and don'ts to improve your kidney health.
She also advised people to avoid smoking, consume plenty of water and eat lots of fruits.
The foundation wants people to talk to their doctor and get their kidney health checked out.
Chronic Kidney Disease is a non-communicable disease that affects 1 in 10 people worldwide.
The common kidney tests that are performed are a blood Kidney Function Test, including blood urea and creatinine, as well as a urine routine test. Imaging tests like an ultrasound and CT scan are also used to gauge changes in the kidney and urinary tract or to detect stones. Because kidney disease usually has no symptoms until the late stages, simple blood and urine tests are the only ways to know how well your kidneys are working.
She said when she was diagnosed from the onset, and placed on dialysis section, the payment was moderate as compared to the GH₵ 250.00 she pays now.
"It is quite appropriate that we come down to the people in order to enlighten them on what can be done to prevent and possibly to even check themselves for occurrence of kidney diseases".