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World Digestive Health Day 2018

May 29

Every 29 May, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), in collaboration with the WGO Foundation, celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) and initiates a worldwide public health campaign through its more than 100 Member Societies which reach over 50,000 individuals gastroenterologists worldwide. Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention and therapy.

World Digestive Health Day began as a commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the creation of WGO on 29 May 1958. This was the last day of the First World Congress of Gastroenterology which took place in Washington, DC, USA.

We hope, that by naming May 29 World Digestive Health Day, we can create awareness around the world for our profession. We also hope that this day will help unite gastroenterologists worldwide. Your support and input would be most welcome. We encourage all WGO Member Societies to participate by arranging such events in their regions to commemorate this day