More information on the conference's outcome here.
Priorities for a European policy on multimorbidity
As multi-morbidity – the co-occurrence of at least two chronic conditions in one person - is becoming a major public threat in Europe, the European Union enhanced a reflexion to develop a framework addressing the related challenges, in order to improve patient’s quality of life, while ensuring the sustainability of healthcare systems.
On the 27th of October, stakeholders met with EU policy-makers to define policy priorities to address multi-morbid patients during an EU-organised conference, 'Which priorities for a European policy on multimorbidity?
Increasing living kidney donation in the Netherlands
The Dutch Kidney Foundation and the Dutch Kidney Patient Association have launched a joint initiative to inform and support potential living kidney donors and kidney patients, with the overall aim to increase living kidney donation in the Netherlands, through the new website “Nierdonatie bij leven” (“living kidney donation”).
The Dutch Parliament will discuss this month on a new legislation on donor registration, which could possibly lead to an increase in national rates for kidney donation in the Netherlands.
Read about the Dutch updates on living kidney donation here.
Better managing patients with CKD and increasing awareness of kidney disease: the Austrian 60/20 program
The Austrian Society of Nephrology (ÖGN) has just launched the 60/20 program, with the aim of increasing awareness of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and improving the management of CKD-diagnosed patients in Austria.
EKHA is an alliance of European and national patient, nurse and nephrology societies and foundations working in partnership at the policy level to improve strategies for prevention, care, and ultimately the outcomes of kidney patients in Europe.