World Kidney Day is observed on 12 March. It is celebrated on the second Thursday of March every year. The day aims to create awareness and educate people about the importance of kidneys to overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and associated health problems worldwide. As a part of the 2020 campaign, the #MyGr8Rule challenge was launched on 8 February.
The theme of the 2020 World Kidney day is "Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere–from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care." The theme stresses the need to strive for kidney health for everyone everywhere. The theme also highlights to focus on the importance of preventive interventions to avert the onset and progression of kidney disease.
♦ The day highlights that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for chronic kidney disease (CKD).
♦ It encourages the systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD.
♦ It also encourages preventive behaviors and educate all healthcare professionals about their key role in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD.
♦ The day encourages transplantation as a best-outcome option for kidney failure, and the act of organ donation as a life-saving initiative.