Kidney Day, in numbers

On World Kidney Day, we take a look at numbers on how diseases are affecting both the world and Pakistan


By Haniya Javed

KARACHI: It’s World Kidney Day which means it’s time to reflect on the status of renal health in Pakistan. This year’s theme for World Kidney Day is Kidney Health for Everyone, Everywhere. We take a look at numbers on how diseases are affecting both the world and Pakistan.

20,000

death are caused by kidney diseases in Pakistan every year

20

million people suffer from kidney diseases in Pakistan

850

million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes

8th

leading cause of death in women is Chronic Kidney Disease

1.1kg

was the weight of the largest kidney stone recorded. It was compared to the size of a coconut.

 

Source: Pakistan Medical Association, Aga Khan University, thefactsite.com