World Kidney Day 2023: 9 March

World Kidney Day 2023: 9 March

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Category : Important Days Published on: March 13 2023

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  • World Kidney Day is a worldwide health awareness campaign that is observed every year on the second Thursday of March.
  • It is a joint effort by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations - World Kidney Alliance (IFKF-WKA). 
  • The day has been observed every year since 2006 and is significant as it provides for the advocacy of good kidney health for all.
  • The theme for World Kidney Day 2023 is “Kidney Health for All – Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable.”
  • The first World Kidney Day was celebrated around the theme of “Are your kidneys OK?”
  • The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are located in the abdomen. They play a vital role in removing waste and excess fluids from the body, regulating blood pressure, producing red blood cells, and maintaining the balance of electrolytes in the body.
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