NKF Celebrates 50 Years of Giving Life & Hope Together

This year, NKF celebrates 50 years of supporting and caring for kidney patients and their families. Since the Foundation’s inauguration on 7 April 1969, more than 10,000 kidney patients’ lives have been saved and immeasurable difference made to their families’ lives.

All our work will not be possible without the support of caring people like you. As we celebrate the 50th year of our existence, we will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Health, restructured hospitals, healthcare agencies and the community to help kidney patients and benefit people through preventive healthcare education.

Thank you again for your strong support and partnership. Together, let us continue to give Life and Hope.

NKF50 Milestones

Hover over the years to learn more about our Milestones

1969
Thanks to our Founder, Prof Khoo Oon Teik who was determined to help save the lives of dying kidney patients, NKF was inaugurated on 7 April (World Health Day)
1970
Singapore's first kidney transplant done on a housewife, paving the way in promoting kidney transplant for a life free dialysis
1987
Bringing affordable dialysis to the heartlands to sustain life with our first satellite dialysis centre in Toa Payoh
1997
Education and prevention of kidney diseases through a nationwide health screening campaign that sets us on the way to empower the community to take charge of their health
2002
NKF Children's Kidney Centre gives a lifeline to children with kidney diseases
2007
Circle of Hearts where volunteers provide friendship and support to patients
2009
Kidney Live Donor Support Fund to ensure cost will not be an obstacle for kidney donors' long-term medical follow-up
2012
Established the Kidney Discovery Centre to educate people from all walks of life to discover the wonders of kidneys and learn about kidney disease prevention through experiential learning
2013
Support and enable the patients on Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) to do well at home through a comprehensive PD Community Support Programme
2014
Launched the Kidney Health Education Bus with interactive exhibits to engage and empower people towards better kidney health
2016
Introducing Nocturnal Dialysis to benefit patients who require longer hours of dialysis and allowing them greater flexibility to their work schedules
2019
Providing seamless and intergrated community care through multiple, one-stop services island-wide so that patients can get back on their feet