NKF LAUNCHES MALAYSIA’S FIRST PERITONEAL DIALYSIS TRAINING AND CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE EDUCATION CENTRE
The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (“NKF”) had its official opening ceremony for Malaysia’s first Peritoneal Dialysis Training and Chronic Kidney Disease Education Centre in Selayang here today.
The Centre, the first of its kind in Malaysia, aims to provide peritoneal dialysis training and support services as well as chronic kidney disease education services for free to the community. These include information and support regarding dietary and lifestyle changes and assist patients in choosing the right kidney replacement therapy be it kidney transplant, peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis, or palliative care.
“With this newly launched centre, the National Kidney Foundation hopes to help the Nephrologists in patient care with quality Peritoneal Dialysis support services including training, retraining, transfer of patient’s set change, dressing of the exit site and home visits. My sincere appreciation to the Nephrologist fraternity, the Ministry of Health Malaysia, industry partners and community partners like Rotary Club for constantly helping Malaysians and NGOs like NKF and serving and engaging with the community at large,” said Khor Xin Yun, Chief Executive Officer of NKF Malaysia.
The Chronic Kidney Disease services cover a range of services to patients with different stages of kidney failure. Those with Stage 2 and 3 kidney failure will be provided with advice on dietary and lifestyle adjustments. For more advanced cases (Stages 4 & 5), patients will be guided to dietary changes and to choose suitable kidney replacement therapy. Additionally, the centre will lend Glucometer and/or Blood Pressure monitoring sets to patients (CKD Stages 2-5) for home monitoring, facilitating better health condition tracking.
“The Malaysian government is very committed to combating the rise of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and has focused on preventing chronic kidney disease, in particular end stage kidney failure, in the National Health Agenda. Today’s event can further strengthen the government’s commitment towards managing chronic kidney disease. I take this opportunity to call on all Malaysians to adopt a healthy lifestyle together and conduct regular check-ups to ensure optimal health,” said Dr Lily Mushahar, President of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology.
For more information about the Peritoneal Dialysis Training and Chronic Kidney Disease Education Centre, visit www.nkf.org.my or call 03-7954 9048 ext. 208