Webinar on Promoting Kidney Health for adolescents in schools

   13 Mar 2021



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As mentioned by an article published in Lancet, Chronic kidney disease is now recognised as a major medical problem worldwide. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study 2015 ranked chronic kidney disease 17th among the causes of deaths globally and also that the diabetes is the main cause of kidney failure is in a way a relief, because how to prevent and slow the progression of diabetes and its complications is already known. World Kidney Day 2021 provides all of us a significant chance to discuss about the prevalence of Kidney health issues and possibilities of prevention by promoting healthy lifestyle from a young age and they ways it may affect the performance of students and the kind of support is required for their holistic growth.

This webinar cum panel discussion focused on:
1.Importance of kidneys to our health and associated health problems
2. Healthy Nutrition link with the kidney health
3. Recommendations for school health programmes for promoting healthy lifestyle
4. Caring and supporting pediatric kidney patient students

Esteemed Speakers:
1. Ms. Sumathi Rao - Country Head at Arogya World India Trust
2. Dr. Dipankar M Bhowmik - Professor at Department of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), New Delhi
3. Dr. Mahak Sharma - Associate Professor at Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies(MRIIRS), Faridabad
4. Ms. Sunitha Srivastava - Principal at VLS international School, Bangalore