The ERA-EDTA has recognized the need to focus the attention of the political community and, through the media, of people at large-on the burden of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) considering patients’ morbility/mortality as well as the socio-economical impact of dialysis and transplantation in Europe. The realization of the need of a common effort, and even more to tailor the actions on a European level, triggered the creation of the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA) in 2007. The EKHA is an alliance of four societies: besides the ERA-EDTA, the European Kidney Patients’ Federation (CEAPIR), the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses’ Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) and The International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). The EKHA management committee, which includes two representatives of ERA-EDTA nominated by the Council, works closely with the people involved in the European health organization to increase the awareness on CKD throughout Europe.
|European Commission report on the implementation of EU Directive on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation|
|European Commission new infographic on organ donation and transplantation|
|European Organ Donation Day: Call to Action to improve donation and transplant|
|European Commission launches database for scientific experts in the field of health|
|WHO Europe launches new action plan for chronic diseases|
|Open letter to European Commission on chronic diseases
HERE is a joint open letter prepared by eleven European health advocacy organisations was sent yesterday to EU Commission Vice-President Timmermans, EU Health Commissioner Andriukaitis, and EU Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Katainen, calling on the European Commission to take concrete and imminent action on chronic diseases. An initiative of the European Chronic Disease Alliance of which EKHA is a member, the letter especially deplores the Commission’s lack of political engagement on chronic diseases and the absence of concrete action. It further urges decision-makers to effectively address the issue by implementing an EU alcohol strategy, banning industrial trans-fatty acids, adopting WHO air quality guidelines and developing salt reduction programmes.
|Summary Report 2016 EU Kidney Forum|
|2016 European Kidney Forum
VIDEO: “MOVING from DISEASE CARE TO HEALTH CARE - A paradigm shift that focuses on Prevention”
Organized by the European Kidney Health Alliance on the 19th of April
|Summary of European Commission Conference: "Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases", 21st April, Brussels|
|EKHA e-Newsletter - February 2016|
|Conference report from the Netherlands Presidency conference on Food Product Improvement 22-23 Feb 2016, Amsterdam|
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