World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2019  Wednesday, 29 May 20

Since 2005, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) and The WGO Foundation (WGOF) have convened World Digestive Health Day (WDHD), a public health, advocacy, and awareness campaign. WDHD, celebrated annually on 29th May and perpetuated throughout the year,

focuses on a particular digestive or liver disorder and aims to put into perspective several aspects related to the focus including prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment. The success of WDHD derives from the global participation of WGO Member Societies, WGO Training Centers, WGO Regional Affiliate Associations, and other WGO partners worldwide.

Campaign Information

The WDHD 2019 Campaign is titled "Early Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Cancer." Dr. Kentaro Sugano (Japan) and Dr. Joseph Sung (Hong Kong) are the Co-Chairs of WDHD 2019. By participating in the campaign, you are helping to:

To learn more about WDHD we welcome you to visit any of the following WDHD 2019 webpages:

How to Get Involved

WGO and WGOF invite you to start planning your WDHD 2019 event today. While the official date of WDHD is 29 May 2019, many events will take place throughout the year. We encourage you to get involved in the campaign by creating exciting ways to advocate and raise awareness around the early diagnosis and treatment of GI cancer all year long. Below are a few ways that you can TAKE ACTION and CELEBRATE in your community. WGO and WGOF are appreciative of all participants and for your continued efforts to support the WDHD campaign.

Take Action


·         Host an academic conference or symposium featuring scientific programs, plenaries, poster presentations and/or forums.

·         Create your own toolkits for healthcare professionals and the general public.

·         Organize a public awareness campaign and disseminate materials through blogs, podcasts, videos, and brochures.

  • Host a walk-a-thon to rally your community in support of WDHD.
  • Generate awareness by developing a social media campaign.
  • Engage your local media with podcasts, public service announcements, press releases, radio advertisements, and/or TV interviews.

Create your own way to TAKE ACTION to support WDHD, and share with us!

Create your own way to CELEBRATE WDHD, and share with us!

Please visit www.worldgastroenterology.org/forms/submit-event.php to officially submit your event for inclusion on the WGO Meetings and Events calendar.

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