EU-funded TeRiFiQ project delivers promising results
11/01/2016 - Up to now, EU-funded TeRiFiQ project to reduce the health cost of processed food has succeeded in reducing by 30% the salt content in hard cheese and by 30% the fat in cooked sausages, in addition to developing ready-made sauces and meals with 30% less fat and 20% less salt. Read more.
Wales switches to ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation
02/12/2015 - Wales has introduced at national level the 'opt-out' system for organ donation. Based on presumed consent of patients, this scheme stimulates organ donations, increasing the number of organs available. Read more.
New defences against kidney disease in diabetes
13/11/2015- EU-funded research project DiaDrug has examined insulin-related processes at play in impaired renal function and may have found a way to protect key cells that help to filter our blood. Read more.
EKHA talks at 2015 US Kidney Organisation Summit
04/11/2015 - EKHA was invited by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) to attend the 2015 Summit of US Kidney Organizations, which took place during the annual ASN Kidney Week, to present EKHA’s work at European level, EKHA’s model for advocacy cooperation and to share advice on how to enhance concerted action in the USA. The overall debate demonstrated...Read more.
EKHA MEP Group for Kidney Health and EKHA discuss economic burden of Chronic Disease
19/10/2015 - EKHA, together with the MEP Group for Kidney Health held a meeting in the European Parliament to discuss how prevention and health literacy can help reduce economic burden of chronic disease in the EU. Hosted by MEP Karin Kadenbach (S&D, Austria)... Read more.
27/10/2015 - Chairs of the European Parliament health interest groups ask fellow MEPs to consider the link between air pollution and ill health ahead of crucial vote...Read more.
EKHA Chair joins national visit to Georgian Mnistry of Labor, Health and Social affairs
23/10/2015 - EKHA has recently developed European Recommendations for sustainable Kidney care. EKHA Chair Prof Vanholder took the opportunity of a visit of the Dialysis, Nephrology and Transplantation Union of Georgia to the Georgian Health Ministry to discuss specific parts of the recommendations and...Read more.
European Commission publishes Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017
15/10/2015 - The Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017 has been published and the first calls will open on Tuesday 20 October 2015. Under the broad heading Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing, the work funded under the next two years will fall under...Read here for more information.
Organ Donation Day - Call to Action to Improve donation and transplant
10/10/2015 - On the occasion of European Organ Donation Day, the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA) supports the Call to Action to improve Organ Donation and Transplantation across the EU. Endorsed by a wide variety of other concerned patient groups, health advocacy organisations and....Please click here to read more about it.
Council of Europe new Resolution on establishing harmonised national living organ donor registries in Europe
30/09/215 - A new Resolution was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on establishing harmonised national living organ donor registries in Europe, with the view to facilitating international data sharing. The Resolution sets out the general guidelines for....Read here for more information.
EConDA project - Economics of Chronic Diseases
21/09/2015 - The final conference of the EConDA project - Economics of Chronic Diseases takes place at the Radisson Blu EU Hotel in Brussels. Please click here to know more about the project.
Major international kidney organisations endorse EKHA Recommendations for Sustainable Kidney Care
27/08/2015 - Three major regional and international organisations (ASN, ISN, APSN and SLANH) have endorsed EKHA Recommendations for Sustainable Kidney Care...Read more.
European Nephrologists, Nurses, Patients and Foundations have joined forces for the improvement of Kidney Health in Europe. EKHA is the means
to achieve this.