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World Kidney Day 2018

On 8 April 2018 at the Sunway Pyramid, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia celebrated the World Kidney Day (WKD) 2018 with the theme “Kidneys & Women’s Health: Include, Value, Empower”.

In celebrating the event NKF promoted affordable and equitable access to health education, healthcare and prevention for kidney diseases for all women and girls in the world.

Jointly organised with KPJ Hospital, the event covered fun and educational activities, among which was the Kidney’s Zumba Fitness dance led by Ms. Joelle Teh. About 50 persons participated in the dance.

Other activities were a free health talk by Dr. Nor Fadhlina Bte Zakaria, a Nephrology and Internal Medicine Consultant from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), cooking demonstration by Chef Abang Brian and Young Chef Academy, free health screening and an educational exhibition on organ donation to raise the importance of organ donation.

Aside from the demonstration of how to prepare scrumptious but healthy dishes that kidneys love, a cookbook with a collection of recipes specially created by Chef Abang Brian for kidney failure patients was officially launched at the event.

In addition, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) joined the good cause by giving out a total of 1,000 units of cooking oil to members of the public who participated in a survey on palm oil.

Apart the free Lifecheck Health Screening provided by NKF, organisations such as Spectrum of Life, Breast Cancer Welfare Association and KPJ Healthcare also carried out free health checks such as eye screening, stress analysis and breast examination to members of the public.