The Lancet Kidney Campaign puts the spotlight on kidney health policy
On World Kidney Day (WKD) 2016, ISN and The Lancet launched an online campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease aimed at the international health community.
The Lancet Kidney Campaign brings together the best available evidence to inform strategies to reduce the national, regional and global burden of kidney disease and its risk factors.
‘Despite the devastating impact of kidney disease on individuals, families, communities and healthcare systems, kidney disease is often not part of national health strategies, and does not receive the funding or research attention afforded to other chronic conditions,’ stated the ISN leadership and The Lancet Editor-in-Chief Richard Horton in their joint comment published on March 10, 2016.
This builds on ISN’s 2015 Lancet Commission, which called for eliminating preventable deaths from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) by 2025. Hosted on The Lancet website, the Campaign brings together research and analysis on Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and dialysis and transplantation from across the journal’s database.
Also launched, was a new video in partnership with ISN, including interviews with ISN President Adeera Levin, Past President Giuseppe Remuzzi, and President Elect David Harris.
The Campaign will provide monthly updates on advances in nephrology as well as expert commentaries and interviews on key health and policy issues relevant to kidney disease.