World Kidney Day – SNS

The data aims to alert on the importance of kidney health.

World Kidney Day, which takes place this Thursday, March 10, aims to raise awareness of the importance of kidney health, as well as to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease worldwide.

This event, which is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, is this year placed under the theme “Kidney Health for All”.

The CHUA marks the date with an awareness action

The nephrology service of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve (CHUA) is associated with the commemorations of the date, through the promotion of various initiatives aimed at the community.

Thus, on the morning of March 10, the multidisciplinary nephrology team was at the municipal market of Faro to carry out an awareness-raising action, which consisted in the delivery of information leaflets on kidney health, in application of a questionnaire with questions about diet, health, mental health, physical activity and social activity, as well as through the exhibition of a video with informative content on the subject. Professionals were also on hand, available to provide information and answer questions.

At the same time, starting in March, the publication of content articles on various nephrology topics, written by the service’s multidisciplinary team, will also begin.

HVFX is preparing themed initiatives to commemorate the anniversary.

The Nephrology Service of Vila Franca de Xira Hospital (HVFX) has prepared a series of initiatives to mark this date.

The first action took place on March 8, in a school in Azambuja, dedicated to 4th graders, with the aim of increasing knowledge about kidney health in all age groups.

In addition, the Nephrology Service prepared information actions within the hospital, which took place on March 9 and 10, and a screening initiative for the population on March 10.

The CHTS marks a date with a thematic exhibition

The Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa (CHTS) Nephrology Department celebrates World Kidney Day with the exhibition of informative posters under the motto “Increasing knowledge for better kidney care”.

Since the beginning of the week, at the main entrance of the Padre Américo Hospital, the exhibition aims to raise awareness among the population, as well as hospital professionals, of the important aspects of the kidney.

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