The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia launched the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Education Centre in Ipoh recently. The centre aims to provide resources and information on best practices and choices on dietary and lifestyle changes as well as renal replacement therapy specifically for underprivileged kidney failure patients. The services provided also include loan of devices such as Glucometer and Blood Pressure Meter set that help patients to monitor their health conditions at home.
“NKF has increased its resources significantly to promote the early detection and prevention of kidney and kidney-associated diseases. With the setting up of our regional units in Alor Setar (Kedah), Batu Pahat (Johor) Kota Bharu (Kelantan) and Kota Samarahan (Sarawak), we now can proceed with our health screening, outreach activities and intervention programmes in the suburban and rural areas. Today, marks another achievement for us by opening this CKD Education Centre in Ipoh,” said Khor Xin Yun, Chief Executive Officer of the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia.