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The Provincial Government thru the Provincial Health Office in accordance with the Department of Health and with the cooperation of the Philippine Society of Nephrologist (PNS) celebrates the National Kidney Month – June 2009: with its theme “Kidney are two: one to care, one to share.”
The highlights of the celebration is a lay forum on Preventive and Control on Kidney disease before Nephro consultation to the different hospitals as scheduled.
We encouraged patients to have initial urinalysis or any laboratory examination first before a nephro consultation. Referral from physician and laboratory result are required upon consultation at their convenient scheduled days and areas.
Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital, Audio Visual Hall, Tagbilaran City – June 24, 2009;
Cong. Simeon Torribio Memorial Hospital, Carmen, Bohol – June 27, 2009;
Catigbian District Hospital, Catigbian, Bohol – June 29, 2009;
Cong. Natalio P. Castillo Memorial Hospital, Loon, Bohol – June 30, 2009.
Facts:
Kidney diseases is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the province.
Kidney diseases especially the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is already the 7th leading cause of death among Filipinos. One Filipino develops chronic renal failure every hour or about 120 Filipinos per million population per year. More than 5,000 worldwide are on renal replacement therapy. Reliable estimates reveal that the number of there patient might double in 2015.
Before glomerulonephritis and today diabetes mellitus and hypertension takes center stage in the causation of ESRD of which because of shortage of donors not only in the Philippins but it has been a global health problem.
The best we can do is to redouble our efforts to remind to the public on the need to pay attention to maintain their blood sugar and blood pressure at the normal level. Prevention through “healthy lifestyle” plays a major role to reduce if not totally control the epidemic of renal failure and could be achieved through proper education.
This is part of the mission to strengthen the campaign for the prevention control treatment of kidney disease towards the achievement of good health for our people.

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