We would like to hear from anyone representing any kidney related organisation - kidney foundation, patient association, kidney community advocacy group - interested in joining the IFKF family. This group represents a strong force to ensure global focus continues in the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
Additionally, various associate members of the IFKF informally support the Board in its work.
IFKF Global Headquarters
Mr Jan Lantink
IFKF Council Membership
See relevant extract below taken from our current IFKF ByLaws
(approved in Budapest, Hungary, August 2012)
To be eligible for membership your application should be able to supply proof that your organisation:
Application for membership shall be presented to the Board for consideration. The Board shall approve or reject the application for Membership having regard to the eligibility criteria set out in this clause. The Board may appoint, in its absolute discretion, a Membership Subcommittee to perform this function.
Representatives of IFKF Member organizations and Associate Members are considered members.
See for more information in the IFKF ByLaws (August 2012).
To apply for Council Membership, the nominating individual MUST submit a formal application on behalf of your organisation.
Send the completed form to Els de Weerd, IFKF Managmement Services.
On receipt of the completed form, with a copy of a formal resolution from applicant's Board or Committee on official letterhead and the Gross Income statement of your organisation will be considered for IFKF Council Membership.
Our regularly updated IFKF Inventory Education Resources (May 2013) is the most accessed document on our website.
This resource is used extensively by health professionals seeking multilingual information for patients, to locate a particular kidney foundation or group for various reasons, or to gain local 'kidney' community insight to support their patients wishing to travel.
Many of our IFKF Council Members offer education resources in both their local language and English. Most Council Members are delighted to share their resources and materials with other Council Members, to save on time and precious funds.
New IFKF members are encouraged to develop similar resources for their communities in local language, while observing existing copyright and obtaining permission to copy.
If utilising other Member education resources (with their permission) ensure you use a reputable translator, skilled at working in health education. You should also ensure treatment methods are in line with your local standards and practice.