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World Kidney Day – 2020

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World Kidney Day is a day of raising awareness of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) – what it is and what is involved in treating it, living with it, and even detecting it and hopefully preventing it. 

This day is acknowledged every second thursday of the month of March, and for the year 2020, that fell on March 12, 2020. 

This year’s theme highlights the importance of preventive interventions to avert the onset and progression of kidney disease. 

To learn more about prevention, go to this page. 



Learn About Your Kidneys

The kidneys are complicated, delicate and important organs which none of us can live without. Although an amazing fact about our makeup is that we have two kidneys – and we can live with just one – still such a scenario of course places excess stress on the one kidney which remains working. 

They perform the life-saving process of removing toxins from the body, and replenishing the body with renewed and filtered blood, complete with the necessary minerals and molecules which help to regulate the  blood’s acidity. 

You can learn more about the detailed process of the kidneys and take an online quiz here


What is Your Role?

It is easy to take for granted the good health we have as a result of our hard working kidneys. 

One good way to take note of this is to first become aware yourself of the job that the kidneys do in such an amazing way. Secondly is to take action by not only recognizing World Kidney Day – but to continue to raise awareness throughout the year – and the World Kidney Day website has many great ideas and incentives to help you do just that. 

There are numerous downloadable items ready to use at your command, and others which can be adjusted according to your needs – based upon WKD’s guidelines and stipulations on usage of the materials (i.e. keeping the designated WKD official logo intact, as well as other related mentions and logos). 

You can access these downloadables here. 

Some of the downloads include, but are not limited to: facebook & twitter headers, website header, awareness campaign posters and more. 

World Kidney Day – 2019



Celebrated every year on the second Thursday of March, World Kidney Day (WKD) is the global campaign that aims at increasing awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our health and of reducing the impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide.


Why is World Kidney Day Important?

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a non-communicable disease that affects 1 in 10 people worldwide. While severity can vary, CKD is incurable and causes the patient to need lifelong care.

As the incidence of kidney disease escalates, World Kidney Day plays a crucial role in educating the public, the medical community and governments and in encouraging prevention and early detection of kidney disease.


World Kidney Disease Organization’s Objectives

  • Raise awareness about our “amazing kidneys”.
  • Encourage screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD.
  • Encourage preventive behaviours.
  • Educate all medical professionals about their key role in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD, particularly in high risk populations.
  • Stress the important role of local and national health authorities in controlling the CKD epidemic.

Encourage transplantation as a best-outcome option for kidney failure, and the act of organ donation as a life-saving initiative.


The Founders

World Kidney Day is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).

ISN is a not-for-profit society dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases in the developing and developed world.

IFKF is a not-for-profit federation that advocates worldwide to improve the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals with kidney disease and promotes kidney disease research.



Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere

850 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. CKD causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the 6th fastest growing cause of death. Acute kidney injury (AKI), an important driver of CKD, affects over 13 million people worldwide and 85% of these cases are found in low and middle-income countries. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually because of AKI.

Despite the growing burden of kidney disease worldwide, kidney health disparity and inequity are still widespread. CKD and AKI often arise from the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age including poverty, gender discrimination, lack of education, occupational hazards and pollution among others.

Early diagnosis, prevention and delay of progression are sustainable options to reduce costs and consequences of kidney disease for individuals and countries. Yet, barriers to available, accessible, adequate and quality kidney care persist.

In 2019, in its 14th year of existence, World Kidney Day will be marked on March 14. The campaign sets out to raise awareness of the high and increasing burden of kidney disease worldwide and of the need for strategies for kidney disease prevention and management.



Key Messages

  • 850 million people suffer from kidney disease
  • Kidney disease is currently the 11th leading cause of global mortality
  • Between 2.3 -7.1 million premature deaths for lack of access to dialysis and transplantation
  • Kidney diseases often arise from the social conditions in which people are born, grow, live and work (e.g. poverty, gender discrimination, lack of education, occupational hazards and pollution among others)
  • In many countries, treatments for kidney disease are often inaccessible due to among others high out-of-pocket costs, lack of infrastructure and of specialized health care professionals
  • More than half of countries that have an overarching NCD strategy in place have no management guidelines or strategy for improving the care of people with CKD
  • Given the alarming increase of kidney disease globally, a drastic change and improvement in kidney disease prevention and treatment is needed. In turn, screening for high risk individuals and early diagnosis and treatment are cost effective to prevent or delay end-stage kidney diseases

World Kidney Day calls on everyone to advocate for concrete measures in every country to improve kidney care.

Organize a WKD event

Celebrate World Kidney Day by organizing an awareness event in your community: a walk, a bike ride, a run, a flash mob or a dance, a charity dinner or an educational class for pupils at your local school. Whatever you plan, you will help reach more people and make them aware of the importance of their kidneys. If you already know what you will do, please add your event online here: http:// worldwide-events/



Use WKD material

Visit and download our resources for free. You can find the following material:

  • Campaign visual “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere”
  • Toolkits
  • World Kidney Day press release 


Spread the word

Follow World Kidney Day on:

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Make Direct Contact

For more information, you should visit the World Kidney Day website to gain access to all related information and downloadable materials, or contact the WKD Campaign Manager, Anne Hradsky:



Download the WKD Campaign Toolkit

World Kidney Disease Campaign Toolkit – 2019

Global Hand-Washing Day

Mark your calendars, everyone….October 15 is Global Handwashing Day! It’s coming soon!

In 2001, a group of concerned individuals and like-minded organizations banded together to form the Global Public-Private Partnership for Hand-washing.

It was the culmination of several on-going initiatives, both public and private, of raising awareness in the public to the importance of good hygiene as a major method of disease prevention. These initiatives were a combination of private and public entities pulling together in various campaigns to raise awareness in the public, and eventually developed into a global movement which we know today as the Global Public  – Private Partnership for Hand-washing.

The organization was initiated by the following entities: CDC (Center for Disease Control), AED (Academy for Educational Development), Colgate-Palmolive, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Proctor and Gamble, UNICEF, Unilever, World Bank – WSP (Water & Sanitation Program), USAID – HIP. Their major goals are to foster and support a global culture of hand washing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of hand washing in every country, and raise awareness about the benefits of hand washing.

For educators and anyone related in child care or in direct contact with youth, the organization has produced various downloadable and printable material to help you spread the word to your students and those under your care and supervision. You can easily find these items at the Global Handwashing Day website.

You may be wondering – what does all of this (hand washing, good hygiene, and all the hype about the global campaign for hand washing) have to do with dialysis, kidney disease, and a manufacturer of dialysis products?

Well, we (the whole DIAEAGLE crew) are dedicated to promoting better health. Our main activity in this goal is of course production of dialysis filters and other related items for the dialysis treatments that those who have the affliction of kidney disease.

But we are of course concerned with promoting better health in general, and one of the most basic forms of good health is by practicing good hygiene.

It is a well-known fact that poor hygiene can cause intestinal and stomach (and other organs) infections – which cause side effects of dehydration and diarrhea, which can eventually lead to kidney failure or injury of the kidneys – to the point where dialysis is needed.

And this is only one aspect of the results that can easily afflict any of us when good hygiene is not practiced.

So – let’s spread the word and help in the campaign to raise awareness on this very basic, simple, yet vitally important aspect of general hygiene.


Welcome to the official website and online presence of DIAEAGLE – South Eagle Co. for Manufacturing Dialysis Filters.

We would like to inform you that we will be posting on this blog from time to time – updates of our organization, products and developments – as well as we will be publishing a periodical newsletter – but this will not be published online. Only those who sign up for the newsletter to come straight to their inbox will be eligible for receiving it.

DIAEAGLE At a Glance

Formally known and registered in the commercial registry as South Eagle Co. for Manufacturing Dialysis Filters, DIAEAGLE is a production facility located in the 2nd Industrial City of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Owned and operated by a team of Saudis, it is the first and only of this caliber facility in the middle east region – at which dialyzers (filters for hemodialysis are produced totally in-house.

Incorporating no less than the highest quality medical grade materials for components and one of the top of the line in hollow fiber membranes, the end result is a high quality filter which promises of high possible clearance of toxins from the patient in the lowest possible time period for dialysis session.

With a total area of 10,000m² and the initial production facility occupying approximately 3,000m², a large portion of the facility remains for future expansion of projects yet to come.

The DIAEAGLE project was initiated in May/June 2013 with the essential investment into the project and implementation of the construction of the physical plant facility. After all construction phases were completed and machinery and equipment which was contracted from European suppliers arrived on-site, final installation and calibration phases of the complete production line were completed during the course of 2016, and by August/September 2016, production of the final product was achieved and the facility is now in full production phase.


Production Phases

After having passed through the various stages of the physical structure erection, perfection and inspections, and then proceeding on to the final stages of installation and calibration of all equipment and machinery and the relative training of personnel to facilitate smooth operations in each area of the production line, the DIAEAGLE factory has come into the stage of actual production – having completed the initial production phases for submission of the samples to the various local and international quality certification agencies.

Now, with the year 2018 soon coming to a close, and due quality certification pending on the products – production has commenced with directives toward the commercial market, as dedicated clients have been arranged for the interception of the products as per schedule.