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  • 8 September

    Acute kidney injury in Australia: a first national snapshot
    Hospitalisation rates for acute kidney injury have more than doubled over the last decade-and this condition affects some population groups more than others, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).The report, Acute kidney injury in Australia: a first national snapshot, is the first Australian national report on acute kidney injury.
    Although anyone can be affected by acute kidney injury, older people, those living in remote areas, those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, have higher hospitalisation or death rates due to acute kidney injury.
    'For example, hospitalisation and death rates were at least twice as high among Indigenous Australians as other Australians, and acute kidney injury hospitalisation rates in the 85 and over age group were at least 4 times as high as in the 65-74 age group,' Australian Institute of Health and Welfare spokesperson, Ms Mathur said. For the full story click here

  • 7 September

    Thousands of Australians will be walking for a cure this 13th September in the inaugural Kidney Health Research Walk!

    With 1.3 million Australians living with undiagnosed kidney disease, the event aims to raise much needed funds for kidney research, with a Walk happening in each state.

    Please lend support to help spread the word. Visit for more information.

  • 6 May

    Three new jobs available with Sunshine Health Service in Katherine NT.  Closing date for all 1 July 2015

    Chronic disease liaison officer

    Chronic disease and eye coordinator

    Chronic disease coordinator

  • 22 April

    Looking for a new job? There's is a great job going in Katherine, Northern Territory for a Haemodialysis Registered Nurse. Closing date 6 May 2015.

  • 14 April

    The 19th Chronic Disease Network Conference being held in September in Darwin is now calling for abstract submissions closing on the 15 May 2015.

    The conference organising committee is looking forward to reviewing all your abstracts so if you are yet to submit you abstract for the 2015 CDN Conference you have 1 MONTH left.    All the details regarding abstract submission are included on the conference website  If you have any queries, questions or would like some assistance with submitting your abstract please contact or 0889858173

  • 20 October 2014

    Good news for kidney health with QU grant of $2.5 million to establish a new kidney research centre. Read more here.

  • 13 October 2014

    First ever survey of GP's attitudes about chronic kidney disease
    Kidney Health Australia is collaborating with the Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) to conduct the first ever study of current clinical practice in relationship to chronic kidney disease (CKD) detection, management and continuing professional education.

  • 28 August 2014

    World Kidney Day 2014 a great success with more to come in 2015. Click here to read more.

  • 19 August 2014

    Check out this new job for Kidney health: Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council Inc is looking for a Registered Dialysis Nurse Level 2. Closing date 5 September, 2014.

  • 2 May 2014

    Check out this good news story which is helping to spread the word about Indigenous kidney health in central Australia. Click here to read the news.