WGO Training Centers
The promotion of the highest standards in training for, and the practice of, gastroenterology are central to the activities of the World Gastroenterology Organisation. Our focus has been on the developing world and, in particular, on areas where access to high-quality training in gastroenterology remains problematic. Recognising the brain drain and its impact on digestive health care in Africa and other developing regions, WGO Training Centers are located specifically in areas of need.
By collaborating with local GI units, Member Societies and government bodies, WGO facilitates the establishment of expert faculty for training courses, provides ongoing mentoring of curriculum and outcome, contributes to the collection of funds to support training centers and provides specialist input into the development and standardisation of core curricula.
WGO Training Center Mission:
To establish and nurture core training centers for primary and advanced GI training in locations of need, thereby, improving the standard of training at a grass roots level while ensuring a focus on regionally-relevant diseases.