World Kidney Day, held on March 8, is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. The 2018 theme is “Kidneys & Women’s Health – Include, Value, Empower". This year World Kidney Day and the International Women’s Day 2018 are commemorated on the same day, offering us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of women’ s health and specifically their kidney health. On its 13th anniversary, World Kidney Day promotes affordable and equitable access to health education, healthcare and prevention for kidney diseases for all women and girls in the world.
Cochrane Kidney and Transplant is concerned with the evaluation of care relevant to patients with kidney disease and the means of managing problems associated with interventions (chronic care, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and side effects of medication).
Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, one of 53 Cochrane review groups that produce and disseminate systematic reviews of research on healthcare interventions, is helping provide reliable evidence to improve health outcomes for women and girls. In a World Kidney Day feature article, Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Managing Editor, Dr. Fiona Russell, highlights the recent Cochrane Kidney and Transplant reviews that have informed lifestyle care for people with kidney disease, especially for women.
For more information about these reviews and the work of Cochrane Kidney Transplant, please visit the Cochrane Kidney and Transplant website. To learn how you can contribute to the work of Cochrane as a citizen scientist, you can visit the Join Cochrane section of our website.