Welcome to the fifth edition of The Kidney Quarterly, a publication dedicated to stories that highlight the Can-SOLVE CKD Network’s impact on Canadian kidney health research.
March 10, 2022 is World Kidney Day, an opportunity to reflect on the global impact and human toll of chronic kidney disease. Roughly 850 million individuals worldwide are affected by kidney disease, including four million Canadians.
Despite this significant toll, many knowledge gaps persist at all levels of kidney care. The World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee has declared 2022 to be the year of “Kidney Health for All.” Specifically, it calls on all of us to work to bridge the knowledge gaps to better kidney care.
For the Can-SOLVE CKD Network, everything we do is centred around generating new knowledge and using it to support better health outcomes and quality of life. We are proud to lead 18 patient-oriented research projects that are answering key questions about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care. These projects combined with our growing set of resources for patient engagement and cultural competency are bringing hope to those living with and at risk of kidney disease.
To mark World Kidney Day 2022, we are pleased to share highlights of our work that are bridging knowledge gaps in support of better kidney health.