We promoted Healthy life style – Eat smart, Do more exercise, via a drama by healthcare professionals and exercise dance with our patients. We also measured BMI for HK citizens – to alert them on their status (red and green balloons for BMI above or below 25).




The National Kidney Foundation of India celebrated World Kidney Day 2017 by organising activities on march 9 and March 16. On both these days the Foundation in association with Government Agency distributed kidney related literature in addition to deliver lectures to bring home the message that healthy life leads to healthy kidneys and kidneys failure is treatable. On 16 March a special Free Kidney Check up Camp was organised which received a very healthy response. Again on April 27 they are organising Free Kidney Check up Camp with special emphasis on Senior Citizens.

Col Satnam Singh, Executive Director,  National kidney Foundation India,  MUMBAI - INDIA

UC Irvine Health held a World Kidney Day celebration for the community on March 18 that featured informational lectures, health screenings and kidney-friendly snacks.

The program featured nationally recognized speakers in areas of nephrology, urology, transplantation and nutrition.

Faculty speakers:

  • Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
  • Dr. Jaime Landman
  • Dr. Uttam G. Reddy
  • Dr. Connie M. Rhee
  • Vanessa Rojas-Bautista, RDN

The crowd also heard remarks from kidney transplant recipient Frank Maggelet, who shared his moving story of receiving a kidney from the spouse of a fellow Coast Guard veteran. In between lectures, attendees had the opportunity to participate in a health fair with free screenings, including blood pressure, BMI and kidney ultrasound. Physicians also met with attendees one on one to talk about overall health.

The event benefitted overall awareness of kidney health and provided insight into how UC Irvine Health is transforming the future of kidney care.

Latha is on the left of this picture.


Read more on the Tanker foundation website