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World Kidney Day 2018: History, Objectives, Theme

8 March, 2018 1:17 PM
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World Kidney Day 2018: History, Objectives, Theme

World Kidney Day is celebrated annually throughout the world on the second Thursday of March. This year it coincides with the International Women's Day and falls on March 8. Keeping this in mind, the theme of this year's World Kidney Day is "Kidneys and Women's Health".

The objective of the day is to not just spread awareness about kidney diseases and its cure, but also spread message at a global level on how kidney diseases can be prevented.

The theme of World Kidney Day 2018 is "Kidneys And Women's Health: Include, Value, Empower".

Systematic patients' screenings, kidney check-up camps are held at various health centres and organisations to check the vitals. Patients are motivated and given health tips on how to prevent kidney diseases. Group health events like walking, cycling, jogging, fitness, dancing are organised.

To keep kidney diseases at bay keep following in check: blood pressure, diabetes, family history of kidney disease, obesity and smoking.

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