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Kidneys & Women’s Health Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects approximately 195 million women worldwide and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, causing 600,000 female deaths each year. The risk of developing CKD is at least as high in women as in men, and may even be higher. Women are more often affected by certain kinds of kidney diseases such as lupus nephritis (a kidney disease caused by an autoimmune disease) and pyelonephritis (kidney infection). Kidney disease is also linked to pregnancy: women who have CKD are at increased risk for negative outcomes in pregnancy, both for the mother and the baby; in turn, pregnancy-related complications can increase the risk of kidney disease.  

In 2018, World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day will be marked on the same day, offering the opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s health and particularly their kidney health. On what will be its 13th anniversary, the campaign will promote affordable and equitable access to health education, care and prevention for all women and girls globally.

For us, within our Association, it is about ‘Achieving the best standard of education, standards and research for all renal care professionals caring and supporting their patients and families around the world. To be able to live by this Mission and the Purpose and Reason for being a true renal professional, we are many people involved. Many tasks to split and share among us, to become stronger and achieve our goals. 

We always strive for Excellence in everything we do. Our Knowledge and Experience ensure that the outcome of our Educational Programs and Projects in Collaboration with our Partners shows the evidence of this. Our Commitment towards each other encourage us to do even more. Through the globalization and our Global presence we have an Opportunity to share knowledge and experience not only at Conferences and Seminars but also through our Publications and  Digitalization Programme. All this creates fantastic opportunities for everyone involved. Our strength is to focus on the unique competencies and experience of each and every individual to create a Caring Culture that brings out the best in us all.
EDTNA/ERCA Proudly planting a tree in Krakow
Mrs Edita Noruisiene in her role as new President had the honour of planting a tree in the green area of the ICE Krakow Congress Centre. The name of the EDTNA/ERCA will remain with it as a reference of our 46th Conference in this wonderful city.

Why is World Kidney Day Important?


Celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March, World Kidney Day (WKD) is the global awareness campaign that aims at increasing awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our health and reduces the impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a non-communicable disease that affects 1 in 10 people worldwide. While severity can vary, CKD is incurable and causes the patient to need lifelong care. As the incidence of kidney disease escalates, World Kidney Day plays a crucial role in educating the public, the medical community and governments and encouraging prevention and early detection of kidney disease.
2018 / 02 / 07

Newsletter – The January issue is available
2018 / 01 / 19

2nd Announcement for the 47th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Genoa, Italy is available here
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