WEB DESK: World kidney day is being observed all over the world including Pakistan, focusing on chronic kidney diseases.
Approximately 850 million people worldwide are estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes.
Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year, and it is the sixth-fastest-growing cause of death in the world.
To raise awareness, chronic kidney disease is the focus of this year’s World Kidney Day on Thursday, March 14.
Nephrologists and researchers in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be on hand throughout UAB Hospital and Kirklin Clinic on World Kidney Day to educate the public about the illness, how to treat and manage it, and how to prevent it.
They will also have booths set up to promote current research studies on chronic kidney disease and encourage people with the disease to enroll in the studies.