The WGO Foundation is the philanthropic resource for the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO). Incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) organization in 2007, the WGO Foundation was established as a strategic response to increasing demand to solicit financial support for WGO’s global and developing low-resource country training and educational programs.
To raise financial support to develop and sustain the WGO’s global training and education programs, especially in developing low-resource countries.
Digestive disorders – from diarrhea to obesity to cancer – are ranked by the World Health Organisation in the 10 leading causes of mortality, and are the single greatest cause of cancer death. Unfortunately, however, these disorders rank disproportionately low in both public awareness and healthcare priority in many countries.
It is only through the continuous education and training of gastroenterology professionals in their own countries that the WGO’s campaigns will succeed – from public awareness programs for Hepatitis in the developing world to preventative cancer screening in the developed world.
The WGO Foundation is extremely fortunate to have secured the services of leaders from industry, politics and the medical community representing every corner of the world.
The WGO Foundation Executive works on behalf of the WGO Foundation Board to solicit funds in cooperation with the WGO Society Executive Secretariat, who are responsible for programmatic affairs.