A conference to raise awareness of the importance of kidney disease health care and support patients

Within the framework of World Kidney Day under the slogan “Kidney Health for All”, AstraZeneca organized a press conference to spread awareness within the framework of World Kidney Day in cooperation with the Egyptian Society of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation and the Health Care Authority
This comes within the framework of AstraZeneca’s role and strategy by working to support the capabilities of the medical sector, improve the medical environment and provide the necessary treatments for patients in Egypt.
The conference aims to contribute to addressing the health, social and economic burden of chronic kidney disease, and promoting kidney health care.
As part of recovering from the pandemic, developing resilience in the future, communicating the patient’s voice with utmost transparency, and educating citizens about the need for early detection of kidney function because it is one of the silent diseases that require Constant attention and awareness.
Dr. Sherif Waguih, head of the medical sector at AstraZeneca, said: “The development and research laboratories of AstraZeneca globally have I have made innovations in the field of treatment and protection for chronic kidney disease, which is considered a revolution in this field Because it reflects unprecedented positive results in reducing the risk of deteriorating kidney function.”
He explained that these innovations give hope to millions of patients Chronic kidney disease in the world to protect against deterioration or kidney failure.
He continued, “The company is also working to be a major partner for the health sector in Egypt through success partners at all levels, whether by providing training and educational programs for doctors and cooperating with the government sector to spread awareness and contribute to the early detection of the disease.”
Dr. May Hassaballah, Professor of Kidney Diseases at Cairo University and President of the Egyptian Society of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation, said: “The number of people with kidney disease is estimated to be about 2040 million infected worldwide. Although only 1% of people with chronic kidney disease develop chronic kidney failure and need to survive on continuous dialysis sessions or a kidney transplant, it remains the most costly chronic disease.

She pointed out that chronic kidney disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and is expected to become the fifth by the year 2040, however, there is a lack of awareness from some policy makers that has led to the failure to include chronic kidney disease in most priority lists of non-communicable diseases.

He added: During the current COVID-19 pandemic, patients undergoing dialysis have been identified as having more They are at risk of infection and suffer poor outcomes once they are infected, so it is recommended that the new anti-Covid virus vaccine should be received in the recommended manner.
She stressed that the interest in raising awareness from all concerned parties and early detection is an essential factor to help deal with the disease and prevent its complications. Hisham El-Sayed, Professor of Kidney Diseases at Ain Shams University: “The innovations and modern methods currently used give new hope to patients with kidney disease to deal with the disease in its early stages, and recent scientific studies have confirmed that 100 % of patients with kidney disease suffer from diabetes and 100 % of patients with high blood pressure
Therefore, doing routine examinations for the above-mentioned patients is very important Fake and may include: a urine albumin test. This test can detect the protein albumin in the urine.

The ratio of albumin to creatinine: is further evidence on the efficiency of renal function. and glomerular filtration rate. Its low rate indicates poor kidney function.
And in turn, Dr. Muhammad Al-Akkad, Director of the General Administration of Secondary and Tertiary Care at the Public Authority for Welfare, said Health: “The state cares about my kidney disease very importantly and has dedicated a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of early detection.
He stressed that the Care Authority The Ministry of Health provides free early detection through family medicine and urges citizens to go and free examination available to all. The state bears a lot of material and social burdens on the state as a result of the disease, kidney failure, and the role of the health care authority in providing medical services to the Egyptian population.
He continued: The state has launched a million 100 campaign to detect chronic diseases and increase the number of failure units The number of kidney machines and beds for kidney units, and the expansion of the Dignified Life Project initiative to prevent potential problems from drinking water pollution.