KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 – The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Malaysia launched the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Education Centre in Ipoh last weekend.
In conjunction with the launch, the HTC Motorcycle Group (HTC) embarked on a convoy from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh to attend the launch, having been the main sponsors for the setup and renovation of the centre alongside Yayasan Dialisis Pendidikan Akhlak Perak.
HTC is a motorcycle club comprising over 150 Harley Davidson owners that regularly gives back to the community. HTC has been supporting NKF Malaysia since 2017 and has donated four dialysis machines.
The centre will 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 the loan of devices such as glucometers and blood pressure meters that can 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, Batu Pahat, Kota Bharu, and Kota Samarahan, we now can proceed with our health screenings, outreach activities, and intervention programmes in the suburban and rural areas,” said Khor Xin Yun, chief executive officer of NKF Malaysia.
“Today marks another achievement for us, as we open this CKD education centre in Ipoh,” she added.
For more information about NKF Malaysia and the work they do, visit their website or call 03-7954 9048 ext. 208