Health Scan March 2019
Health Scan Readership From the Editor’s desk "Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere" is the theme of World Kidney day, which falls on 14th March 2019. World Kidney Day (WKD) is an annual global awareness and education event, held on the second Thursday in March every year  According to statistics, around 650 million people suffer from Kidney ailments and about 2.4 million deaths are happening every year due to Chronic Kidney disease around the globe.  Various  Kidney troubles, whether acute or chronic, are responsible for  deep suffering Physically, physiologically and economically.   This year, World Kidney Day sets out to raise awareness of the high and increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide and the need for strategies for kidney diseases prevention and management.   WKD highlights the following points: Encourage and adopt healthy lifestyles (access to clean water, exercise, healthy diet, tobacco control. Many types of kidney diseases can be prevented, delayed and / or kept under control when appropriate prevention measures are in place. Make screening for kidney diseases a primary healthcare intervention including access to identification tools (e.g. urine and blood tests). Screening of high risk individuals and early diagnosis and treatment is cost effective to prevent or delay end-stage kidney diseases. Ensure kidney patients receive basic health services they need (e.g. blood pressure and cholesterol control, essential medications) to delay disease progression without suffering financial hardship. Call for transparent policies governing equitable and sustainable access to advanced health care services (e.g. dialysis and transplantation) and better financial protection (e.g. subsidies) as more resources become available. Breaking down socioeconomic barriers and expanding access to comprehensive services in order to meet the needs of the population is essential to guarantee equitable kidney care and increase quality.  V Sudhakara Rao Editor-in-Chief World Kidney day Kidney Commandments •	Regular physical activity •	Balanced sleep •	Keep hydrating •	BP monitoring •	Avoid smoking and alcohol •	Eat only nourishing foods & No junk foods •	Periodic Kidney check for high  risk group