Kidney Education Foundation
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|Founder||Dr Sanjay Pandya|
|Headquarters||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
|Fields||Medicine, Healthcare, Education, Kidney Diseases, Nephrology|
|English, Chinese, Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese, German, Japanese and 26 other languages.|
International Liaison Officer
|Dr Tushar Vachharajani |
|Remarks||Active (40 million hits in 87 months)|
The Kidney Education Foundation (KEF) is a health awareness organization focused on kidney diseases. It provides information about the prevention and care of kidney diseases through books and websites currently translated in 36 international languages.
The organization was founded by an Indian nephrologist, Dr Sanjay Pandya, in 2010 to create awareness about kidney disease prevention measures primarily through free access to information to the general population. Driven by passion for this common cause, nephrologists across the globe have joined this mission, including many leaders of the international nephrology community such as Dr Giuseppe Remuzzi, Past-President of the International Society of Nephrology, who prepared the Italian version and Dr Guillermo García-García, President of the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, who prepared the Spanish version of the book and website.
The book and website offer comprehensive information about common kidney-related disorders, and their prevention and care on a single platform in many different languages.
In 2005, Dr Sanjay Pandya began drafting a book to educate patients about the prevention and care of kidney diseases and common issues related to kidneys. His book, written in Gujarati is titled “Tamari Kidney Bachavo”, which translates to “Save Your Kidneys”. The book was very well received by patients suffering from kidney disorders all over Gujarat. Attributing to its success in the state, the book was later translated into Hindi (2008) by Dr Pandya to make it accessible to a wider audience across India.
In 2010, Dr Pandya founded the Kidney Education Foundation to overcome the two biggest hurdles of inaccessibility and language barriers to reach the global population. He initially released the Hindi and Gujarati editions on the internet to achieve this noble goal with the launch of the KEF. In 2012, he wrote and released a free online English edition. The simplicity, usefulness and success of these early books and websites inspired several nephrologists all over the world to join the cause.
Various teams of international nephrologists began to translate the content in their native languages, making it available to their local vernacular (non-English speaking) audience. In a short span of 8 years, a dedicated team of more than 100 nephrologists at the Kidney Education Foundation has developed books and websites in 36 languages, including major international languages such as English, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, French, Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese.
Organization – Team
The Kidney Education Foundation consists of nephrologists from around the globe, working towards the common cause of educating uninformed kidney patients. The team efforts are driven by founder and chief mentor, Dr Sanjay Pandya from Rajkot, India. He is a senior nephrologist with a keen interest in educating kidney patients. Dr Pandya coordinates with several nephrologists from different parts of the world, who play a key role as individual language project leaders, thus ensuring smooth preparation and publication of the book and website.
Dr Tushar Vachharajani serves as an international liaison officer who seeks world kidney experts with similar philanthropic interest aligned with Kidney Education Foundation's mission. He invites them to join this initiative and encourages them to prepare a version of the kidney book and/or the website in their native language.
Other notable members of the team are Dr Giuseppe Remuzzi, Past-President, International Society of Nephrology, Kidney Fund, Bergamo, Italy; Dr Guillermo García-García, President, International Federation of Kidney Foundations, Guadalajara, Mexico; Dr Takashi Yokoo, Chief Professor and Medical Director, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; Dr Ho Chung Ping, Medical Director, Integrated Dialysis Facilities (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, China; Dr Edison Souza, Professor, Nephrology University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Dr Abdou Niang, Secretary-General, Senegalese Society of Nephrology, Dakar, Sénégal; Dr Valeriy Shilo, Associate Professor of the Department of Nephrology, FPDO MSMSU, Russia; Dr Ashok Kirpalani and Dr Dilip Pahari, Ex-President, Indian Society of Nephrology, India; and Dr Sanjib Kumar Sharma, Nepal.
|1||Gujarati (2010)||તમારી કિડની બચાવો||Dr Sanjay Pandya (India)|
|2||Hindi (2010)||सुरक्षा किडनी की||Dr Sanjay Pandya (India), Dr Shubha Dubey (India)|
|3||Marathi (2011)||सुरक्षा किडणी ची||Dr Jyotsna Zope (India)|
|4||English (2012)||Save Your Kidneys||Dr Edgar Lerma (USA), Dr Sanjay Pandya (India)|
|5||Telugu (2012)||మూత్ర పిండాల భద్రత||Dr Krishnan Srinivasan (India)|
|6||Bangla (2013)||আপনার কিডনি বাঁচান||Dr Dilip Pahari (India), Mrs Pumpa Dutta (India)|
|7||Kutchi (2013)||આંજી કિડની ભચાયો||Dr Sanjay Pandya (India)|
|8||Malayalam (2013)||വൃക്കകളെ സംരക്ഷിക്കുക||Dr Jayant Thomas Matthew (India)|
|9||Arabic (2014)||حافظ علي كليتك||Dr Dawlat Hassan Sany (UAE)|
|10||Chinese (2014)||拯救 你的肾||Dr Ho Chung Ping (Hong Kong)|
|11||Kannada (2014)||ಕಿಡ್ನಿ ಸುರಕ್ಷೆ||Dr Mallikarjun Khanpet (India)|
|12||Portuguese (2014)||Previna-se, Salve Seus Rins||Dr Edison Souza (Brazil), Dr Gianna Kirsztajn (Brazil)|
|13||Punjabi (2014)||ਸ਼ੁਰਕਸ਼ਾ ਕਿਡਨੀ ਦੀ||Dr N P Singh (India)|
|14||Spanish (2014)||Cuide su Riñón||Dr Guillermo García-García (Mexico), Dr Jonathan Chávez-Iñiguez (Mexico)|
|15||Tamil (2014)||உங்கள் சிறுநீரகங்கள் சேமிக்க||Dr Sanjay Pandya (India), M Srinivasan (India)|
|16||French (2015)||Sauvez Vos Reins||Dr Abdou Niang (Senegal), Dr Samira Elfajri Niang (Senegal)|
|17||Italian (2015)||Salviamo i Nostri Reni||Dr Giuseppe Remuzzi (Italy), Dr Daniela Melacini (Italy)|
|18||Japanese (2015)||腎臓を守るために||Dr Takashi Yokoo (Japan)|
|19||Sindhi (2015)||पंहिंजी किडनीअ खे बचायो||Dr Ashok Kirpalani (India)|
|20||Urdu (2015)||آپ گردے محفوظ کریں||Dr Imtiyaz Wani (India)|
|21||Nepali (2016)||आफ्नो मृगौला बचाऔँ||Dr Sanjib Kumar Sharma (Nepal)|
|22||Assamese (2016)||আপোনাৰ বৃক্কদ্বয় সুৰক্ষিত কৰি ৰাখক||Dr Ramen Basiya (India), Dr Pranamita Kalita (India)|
|23||Russian (2016)||СОХРАНИТЕ ВАШИ ПОЧКИ||Dr Valeriy Shilo (Russia), Dr Ivan Drachev (Russia)|
|24||Swahili (2016)||Okoa Figo Lako||Dr Gabriel L Upunda (Tanzania), Dr Bashir Admani (Tanzania)|
|25||Oriya (2016)||ଆପଣଂକ ବୃକକ୍ର ସୁରକ୍ଷା||Dr R N Sahoo (India)|
|26||German (2016)||Rette Deine Nieren||Dr Hans-Joachim Anders (Germany), Dr Seema Baidya Agrawal (Germany)|
|27||Thai (2017)||คำแนะนำสำหรับการดูแลและรักษาโรคไต||Dr Kriang Tungsanga (Thailand)|
|28||Persian (2017)||کلیه های خود را حفظ کنید||Dr Hamid Mohammadjafari (Iran)|
|29||Sinhala (2017)||ඔබගේ වකුගඩු සුරකිමු||Dr Surjit Somiah (Sri Lanka)|
|30||Meitei (2017)||Save Your Kidneys||Dr Sanjeev Gulati (India)|
|31||Lao (2017)||ຄຳແນະນຳສຳລັບການດູແລ ແລະ ການປິ່ນປົວພະຍາດໄຂ່ຫຼັງ||Dr Noot Sengthavisouk (Lao PDR)|
|32||Serbian (2017)||Sačuvajte svoje bubrege||Dr Zoran Paunic (Serbia)|
|33||Turkish (2018)||Böbreklerinizi Koruyun||Dr Faruk Turgut (Turkey)|
|34||Vietnamese (2018)||Hãy gìn giữ thận của bạn||Dr Ha Phan Hai An (Vietnam)|
|35||Filipino (2018)||Pangalagaan ang inyong Mga 'Kidney'||Dr Edgar Lerma (USA), Dr Elizabeth Angelica Lapid-Roasa (Philippines)|
|36||Korean (2018)||콩팥을 건강하게||The Korean Society of Nephrology – Dr Yong-Soo Kim (Korea)|
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