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.

→ Learn more about the World Kidney Day

→ Learn more about WKD Campaign 2021


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.

In order to promote education and prevention of kidney disease and its progression but also the support for patients and care-partners of children with kidney disease, IPNA offers a grant to the best project(s) for IPNA 2021 World Kidney Day.

We therefore encourage you to apply and help us to promote this actions in our communities.

Florencio McCarthy

IPNA World Kidney Day Committtee Chair

Deadline to apply was on February 15. 



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

IPNA supports the World Kidney Day

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