Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of Tetova, in cooperation with the Student Parliament and the scientific group of students, marked the World Kidney Day. In honor of this day, Professor of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Prof. Dr. Lutfi Zylbeari, held a lecture dedicated to kidney disease titled “Kidneys and Women’s Health, Inclusion, Value, Empowerment”.

Initially, to the participants with welcoming speech addressed the Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Prof. Dr. Nasir Behxheti, who said that marking this day is intended to raise the public awareness in general about the connection of kidney diseases with the defeats that they convey to patient, especially the female gender during pregnancy.

President of Albanian Medical Association in Macedonia, Prof. Dr. Nevzat Elezi, emphasized that according to factual data from the World Health Organization it is noticed that the kidneys and females have a close spastic correlation between them.

During the presentation of the thematic lecture, nephrologist Prof. Dr. Lutfi Zylbeari said the global campaign this year is focused on the importance and impact of female kidney disease. “Not coincidentally this year’s motto is “Kidneys and women’s health” .The campaign is devoted to the raising of global awareness of the importance of female diseases. According to the latest data I possess as a nephrologist in the Republic of Macedonia near 1700, plus – minus 50 patients, have undergone various hemodialysis modalities ranging from bicarbonate, peritoneal, hemodialysis, etc., while around 340 patients with transplanted kidneys. Unfortunately, in the last two years transplantation in Macedonia has stalled for objective reasons, while ten years ago transplantation was higher. Back then, the cadaveric transplant was very widespread, but in recent years this type of transplant has been reduced leaving the transplantation site to family members” – said Prof. Dr. Lutfi Zylbeari.

World Kidney Day, as usual, is celebrated every year. This time activities for marking this date have started since March 8th, International Women’s Day, because it consists with female diseases. World Kidney Day is scheduled to be celebrated on the second Thursday of March and is celebrated worldwide by the World Association for Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs.