The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kwara State Council in collaboration with Worthy Life Education and Health Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation will on Thursday March 12 hold a day Media Engagement to commemorate this year World Kidney Day.
The event which is scheduled for the NUJ Press Centre Hall, Offa Road, GRA, Ilorin would begin by 9:00am prompt.
The theme for 2020 World Kidney Day is “Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere – from Prevention to Detection and Equitable Access to Care to General Public”
The event is designed to engage Journalists in the campaign on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide
The event will feature the Kwara State Ministry of Health and other stakeholders who will advocate and raise awareness about conditions of the kidney.
Dignitaries expected at the Media Engagement are: The Commissioners for Health, Dr. Raji Rasaki; Sports and Youth Developments, Mrs. Joana Kolo Environment and Forestry, Aliyu Mohammed and Chairman House Committee on Health, Hon. Owolabi.
World Kidney Day is a global health awareness campaign focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The event is observed annually on the second Thursday in March.
According to experts, between 8 and 10% of adult population have some forms of kidney damage and every year millions die prematurely of complications related to Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD).
Executive Director, Worthy Life Education and Health Foundation, Mrs Abayomi R.O. said the essence of the media engagement is to involve Journalists in the campaign to create more awareness about the rising cases of kidney diseases and how to prevent and manage it.
She said a Morphologists from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) will be talking to participants at the forum who are also expected to inturn educate the public through sustained campaign in their various media.