World Kidney Day 2015

The theme for the World Kidney Day 2015 is “Kidney Health for All”. This would mean that it is essential to prevent kidney disease in the underprivileged population. Sapiens Health Foundation which has been championing the cause of kidney failure patients for the last 18 years has conducted street plays in three locations in Chennai on 11, 12 & 13th March 2015. The play was an One hour programme build on a small story with some humor and conveyed several tips to the audience to protect their kidneys. These plays were enacted in 3 slums / housing board areas. Nalamdana, a NGO enacted these skits directed by Mr. Jeeva. The tips included checking blood pressure regularly, reducing salt in diet, drink plenty of water, avoid long term drugs specially over the counter, avoid smoking, eat a balanced diet, do regular exercise, check urine for albumin etc. The skit enacted was broadcasted live in Sankara TV channel and excerpt of the same were shown in Vijay TV. The World Kidney Day message through a talk (Q/A format) by Dr. Rajan Ravichandran was propagated through community radios all through Tamil Nadu state.