The European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA) and the Decade of the Kidney™

This article describes the history of EKHA, its activities and aims, and why EKHA joined the Decade of the Kidney™. The article also covers the novel professionalized structure of EKHA and immediate targets. The aim of the EKHA’s work in the Decade of the Kidney™ is to align all major stakeholders for an action plan on kidney disease. The ultimate objectives are that:

  • all EU member states consider Chronic kidney disease (CKD) as a major health and health-economic problem
  • have CKD included as a key health research target by the European Commission
  • future measures prevent development and/or progression of CKD and improve quality of life and outcomes for all kidney patients.

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