Blog entry by Meguid El Nahas

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by Meguid El Nahas - Friday, 29 September 2017, 7:05 AM
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http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2018-campaign/2018-wkd-theme/

The World Kidney Day (WKD) theme for 2018 is:"Kidneys & Women's Health"...

I am not sure what this means...am i to expect the theme in 2019 to be... "Kidneys & Men's Health...

then what?!..."Kidney's & Africans' Health" or "Kidneys & Native Americans' Health"... all real issues but pointless focuses and even distractions for an annual World Kidney Day event!

The obsession of those who organise WKD of "Having a Theme"... is making a mockery of this very important annual event; choosing unfounded and meaningless themes such as "Kidneys and Women's Health"... We had "Drinking Water" before...When there is NO NEED TO HAVE A THEME!

Why have a theme that focuses every year on a single aspect in Nephrology when "KIDNEY DISEASES"  and "KIDNEY HEALTH" are overwhelming justifying messages that suffice to hold a WKD event every year...

Others who organise an annual focus day such as World Diabetes Day...World Hypertension Day...AIDS Day...etc, dont seem compelled to find a theme beyond the obvious one of reminding the world and raising awarness of the condition under focus. There is no need to have Diabetes & Women's Health Day...or AIDS and Women...for instance! or "Diabetes and Retina or Foot Health Day"...

So I urge those who choose a theme for WKD to drop that urge every year to come up with a theme...and come to appreciate that WKD suffice by itself to focus every year minds, and hopefully raise funds, to fight KIDNEY DISEASE FOR ALL...Men and Women...to explain how devastating kidney disease can be...their causes...their prevention...their societal impact...their human cost...

Kidney Diseases are so devastating that having an annual World Kidney Day is a fully justifiable and great initiative started in 2006.

To have a theme every year is a damaging and pointless diversion.

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