In conjunction of World Kidney Day (WKD) 2018, National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) brings back its Open Day on 8th March 2018 (Thursday) at the NKF – BERJAYA Resource Centre, Kuala Lumpur, which will be from 9am till 4pm.
The day’s programme will kick off with a Bollywood Fitness Dance instructed by Kirenjit Singh, the Bhangra Dance Master who was formerly a Fitness Manager for Celebrity Fitness. Free health screening will be provided for public to keep track of their blood pressure, blood glucose, blood cholesterol level with counselling given by NKF’s health professionals. There will also be an organ donation campaign to encourage the public to pledge to donate their organs, which will go a long way in lending a new lease of life for people in dire need for organ transplants, including kidney transplants.
A health talk on the importance of annual medical check-up will be conducted by Nizam bin Yusof, Consultancy Manager of Medi Diastika Sdn Bhd to encourage members of public to take charge of their own health, as determining of bodily functions can help to identify any abnormalities or disease before they can worsen, display symptoms, and pose a significant risk.
With the theme of WKD being ‘Include, Value, Empower’ this year, Dr Nor Fadhlina Binti Zakaria from Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia will be giving a health talk on ‘Supplements, Women, and Kidneys Health’ to reflect on the importance of women’s health and specifically their kidney health.
World Kidney Day is observed globally every year on the second Thursday of March. This year, World Kidney Day promotes affordable and equitable access to health education, healthcare and prevention for kidney diseases for all women and girls in the world. The event will also raise awareness on the need for timely diagnosis and proper follow up of chronic kidney disease in pregnancy.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia is a non-profit charitable organisation dedicated to helping Malaysians suffering from end stage kidney failure who lack access to or cannot afford dialysis treatment. NKF currently has over 1,500 dialysis patients receiving subsidised dialysis treatment in over 26 dialysis centres nationwide.
For more information on these and future NKF activities or to donate towards the organisation’s efforts, please visit http://www.nkf.org.my or call 03-7954 9048.