World Kidney Day - 2018 March 08, 2018
World Kidney Day 8th March 2018, once again we had a stand in the Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy. We gave out information and stickers on the day and generally tried to raise awareness of our group, and also on the theme of this years event where the theme was Kidney's and Women's Health.
Quieter this year than in previous years, but with the help of our committee members present hopefully we reach a few people.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem with adverse outcomes of kidney failure and premature death. CKD affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with close to 600,000 deaths each year. - (ref. http://www.worldkidneyday.org, 2018 campaign)