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It’s World Kidney Day and The Bahamas joined the global observance to raise awareness of the importance of kidney functions.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – It’s World Kidney Day and The Bahamas joined the global observance to raise awareness of the importance of kidney functions.

Our Sasha Lightbourne sat down with a leading nephrologist.



Up against the more chronic diseases, it doesn’t always get the prominence it should but experts are hoping that this year’s theme, “Bridging the Knowledge Gap to Better Kidney Care,” will bring even more awareness.

As World Kidney Day is recognized 25-year veteran nephrologist Dr. Ilsa Grant says The Bahamas is doing comparatively better with overall kidney care.

Dr. Grant also shares how COVID has had an impact on kidney care.

Kidney failure affects everyone, from children to the elderly.

Dr. Grant says women are definitely more forthcoming for care than men but there are steps to reduce risks at every stage.

World Kidney Day started back in 2006 and has grown steadily since.

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