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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation
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Mission, Vision, and Objectives

Mission of the WGO

To promote, to the general public and health care professionals alike, an awareness of the world wide prevalence and optimal care of digestive disorders through the provision of high quality, accessible, and independent education and training.

The WGO Vision: Global Guardian of Digestive Health. Serving the World

Digestive disorders are pre-eminent among health care issues globally, a significant burden to national healthcare budgets and the single greatest cause of cancer death. While an increasing awareness of causative factors, coupled with dramatic advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches have led to improvements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders, these benefits have not been transmitted equally across the world and, especially, to those in greatest need.

As the global representative for gastroenterology, the role of the WGO is to:

WGO Objectives