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[Editorial] Campaigning for kidney health

March 10, 2016—World Kidney Day—marks the launch of The Lancet Kidney Campaign. The kidney—intimately connected through its excretory, metabolic, and endocrine functions to the heart, blood, bone, blood vessels, brain, lungs, liver, gastrointestinal system, and muscles—is central to health. As Adeera Levin, President of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) says in the new Kidney Campaign video, “when the kidney is sick, all of you is sick”.