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NKF Open Day Promotes Healthy Living Towards Prevention of Kidney Disease

The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) received great public response during the NKF Open Day in conjunction with World Kidney Day 2017. Free health screening was provided at the NKF’s Resource Centre for public to keep track of their health status. The day’s programme kicked off with a 30-minute Jazzercise session, facilitated by Janet C. Ginibum, from Jazzercise Ara Damansara. World Kidney Day is observed globally every year on the second Thursday of March.

This year, World Kidney Day centred around raising awareness on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that make preventive behaviors an affordable option. Member of public finds out their health status at the mobile health screening bus by NKF. Mr Chua Hong Wee, CEO of NKF getting health check up at the NKF Open Day “Kidney disease is more likely to develop in obese people, including those with diabetes and hypertension,” said Mr Chua Hong Wee, CEO of NKF Malaysia.

“Realising this, we want to use this NKF Open Day to raise awareness and inculcate healthy living habits, including proper diet and physical exercise among members of the public. Aside from the mobile health screening, representatives from organisations such as Spectrum Breast Cancer Welfare and Association Malaysia were on hand to provide comprehensive health check-ups Organ donation drive was set up to encourage the public to pledge to donate their organs Following the Open Day,
NKF together with Malaysia Society of Nephrology, Ministry of Health and the Malaysian Health Promotion Board (MySihat) will also commemorate World Kidney Day on a national level with a Cycleton from 13 March 2017 to 18 March 2017. 30 cyclists will embark on a 670 km journey flagged off by the Raja Muda Perlis from Kangar to Putrajaya. For more information on these and future NKF activities or to donate towards the organisation’s efforts, please visit or call 03-7954 904