IPNA supports the World Kidney Day

IPNA wants to promote education and screening in children with kidney diseases all over the world. Kidney Day is a wonderful opportunity to achieve this goal.
Each year, IPNA organises a contest to encourage such an action by providing USD 5,000 to the pediatric nephrology center(s) from a developing country throughout the World.

The submissions for the World Kidney Day Contest will be opened in December. Please check this page for the latest information.

→ Learn more about the World Kidney Day

The World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee has declared 2022 to be the year of “Kidney Health for All”.  Specifically, it calls on all of us to work to bridge the knowledge gaps to better kidney care. The 2022 campaign will focus on efforts to increase education and awareness about kidney health and on reducing the stubbornly high CKD knowledge gap.

This knowledge gap hampers the fight for kidney health and increases the inherent morbidity and mortality associated with kidney disease. All worldwide should not only be aware of the vital role played by the kidneys but know their own kidney health measures. Such a commitment to advancing knowledge of our kidneys involves all of us in the global kidney community — physicians, scientists, nurses and other health-care providers, patients, administrators, health-policy experts, government officials, nephrology organizations, and foundations.

→ Learn more about WKD Campaign 2022


Living well with kidney disease is more than a theme for World Kidney Day, is the goal that everyone who cares for little kidneys everywhere must pursue.

The IPNA Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 World Kidney Day campaign.

After evaluating the 11 projects presented, the jury selected the following winners who will receive the financial grant  for the development of their projects:

1. Educational and screening program by Nodira Murtalibova from Uzbekistan.

2. A multicentric prospective assessment of Quality of life in adolescents with CKD by Suprita Kalra from New Delhi, India.

Video on Nephrotic Syndrome and CKD #1

Video on Nephrotic Syndrome and CKD #2

Florencio McCarthy

IPNA World Kidney Day Committtee Chair



Two winning projects:

1. Dr. Girish Bhatt, Bhopal, India

Title of the project: Educating parents and children together for prevention of kidney diseases

Aim of the project:

1) To raise awareness among nursing students about early preventive strategies for kidney diseases through slogan/painting competition/skits.
2) To organize health talks in outpatient department of hospital and nearby schools
3) To screen for blood pressure in school children
4) To organize talent show for children with kidney disease

Final Report of the project

2. Dr. Dr. Azmeri Sultana, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Title of the project: SAARC Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury Consortium- Prospective study on incidence and risk factors for ‘Severe Pediatric AKI’ – Achieving 0 by 25

Aim of the project:

1 .To develop a research agenda for ascertaining the epidemiologic characteristics of severe pAKI across SAARC nations.
2. To establish a multinational prospective pAKI database and determine the specific locoregional risk factors and associated outcomes amongst SAARC nations

Final Report of the project



We received a growing number of applications for IPNA-sponsored WKD initiative.

All projects were excellent, so selecting one was very challenging. The winner of the WKD 2019 IPNA initiative is Dr. Alfonso Huante from Mexico.

Aim of the winning project: To increase the awareness of kidney disease and help two main objectives: 1) To use strategies for early detection of kidney disease among general physicians and/or pediatricians and also to bring knowledge to people to empower them together with improving kidney disease networking and 2) to increase interest in pediatric residents and medical students to get them involved in pediatric nephrology as a medical career in clinical and research fields.

More projects and activities to build the awareness about little kidneys around the world:

Learn how World Kidney Day was celebrated in China here


Following evaluation of each project, the 2018 IPNA WKD Committee is pleased to inform you that the winning project of this content is Celebrations: World Kidney Day 2018 in AFMC and KEM hospital in conjunction with IPNA, proposed by Dr Suprita Kaira, from India.

See the final reports from Dr. Suprita Kaira under links here: 

Acute Peritoneal Dialysis Workshop Report

Program for Screening for High Blood Pressure Report