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There are currently 1.7 million Australians living with signs of kidney failure, and 60 Australians die from kidney-related disease every day. While the top hot spots outlined in Kidney Health Australia’s report include the NSW south coast and Sydney’s inner west, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the most affected by chronic kidney disease, with the estimated proportion of the population with signs of the disease in the Northern Territory almost double the national average. With treatment of kidney disease costing the nation more than $4 billion a year, Kidney Health Australia is calling for a national task-force to address the problem in our Indigenous communities.

 

Visit Kidney Health Australia’s “I Kidney Check” Gallery to find out more and tell your story for Kidney Health Week 2016.

 

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