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Twelve March 2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of World Kidney Day (WKD), an initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations. Since its inception in 2006, WKD has become the most successful effort ever mounted to raise awareness among decision-makers and the general public about the importance of kidney disease. Each year WKD reminds us that kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable. The focus of WKD 2015 is on chronic kidney disease (CKD) in disadvantaged populations. This article reviews the key links between poverty and CKD and the consequent implications for the prevention of kidney disease and the care of kidney patients in these populations.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/ckj/sfu124

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Kidney J

Publication Date

02/2015

Volume

8

Pages

3 - 6

Keywords

chronic kidney disease, epidemiology, ethnicity, inequality, socioeconomic deprivation