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World Digestive Health Day (WDHD)

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Every 29th May, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO), in collaboration with the WGO Foundation (WGOF), celebrates World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) and initiates a yearlong, worldwide, public health campaign through more than 100 WGO Member Societies which reach over 50,000 individuals worldwide, WGO Training Centers, Regional Affiliate Associations and other WGO global partners. Each year focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease and/or disorder. Learn more about WDHD here.


WDHD 2018: Viral Hepatitis, B and C

WDHD 2018: Viral Hepatitis, B and C

The World Digestive Health Day 2018 campaign is titled "Viral Hepatitis, B and C: Lift the Global Burden". To view all of the highlights and happenings of WDHD 2018, select here!


Ongoing WDHD Campaigns

Select a campaign title below to expand and view educational tools and resources developed by World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) in support of each annual WDHD campaign.

2018 - Viral Hepatitis, B and C: Lift the Global Burden

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2018, select here.

2017 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Navigating Evolving Therapies in an Evolving Disease - WGO Handbook on IBD Now Available!

WGO Handbook on IBD - NEW!

WGO, WGO Foundation, and the WDHD 2017 Steering Committee are pleased to share with you the release of the 'WGO Handbook on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Navigating Evolving Therapies in an Evolving Disease.' This e-publication features 12 chapters written by experts from around the globe. Within the handbook various topics are discussed including, the Diagnosis and Management of IBD in different regions of the world, IBD biomarkers, Crohn's disease and tuberculosis, Cancer in IBD, and more!

We invite you to share this publication with your colleagues, member societies, institutions, and with all who may benefit from its educational and informative dialogue. Select the image or link below to download and read the Handbook today!

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Additional WDHD 2017 Tools and Resources

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2017, select here.

2016 - Diet and the Gut: Your Diet and Gut Health

WGO Handbook on Diet and the Gut

The 'WGO Handbook on Diet and the Gut' is an e-publication, which, features thirteen chapters written by experts from around the globe. The handbook was created to celebrate World Digestive Health Day 2016 - "Diet and the Gut: Your Diet and Gut Health", and includes articles that discuss various topics including Normal Gut Health, Dietary Fiber, FODMAPS, the Role of Food in IBS, Carbohydrate Intolerance, Food Allergies, Celiac Disease and more! Select a link below to begin reading.

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Digestive Health Toolkit

The 'Digestive Health Toolkit', developed in collaboration with WGO and supported by Kellogg's through an educational grant, is a guide that will help support healthcare professionals by giving practical advice on managing digestive health.

Select here to access the toolkit

Listen to Your Gut: Eat Right and Feel Good - Love Your Tummy Website

Supported by Danone through an educational grant, WGO launched the 'Listen to Your Gut: Eat Right and Feel Good' campaign to mark WDHD 2016. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the influence of diet on gut heath and to encourage the improvement of overall well-being. For more information about the campaign, view the Press Release below (available in English, French and Spanish) and visit the Love Your Tummy Website today! 

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Additional WDHD 2016 Tools and Resources

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2016, select here.

2015 - Heartburn: A Global Perspective

WGO Handbook on Heartburn: A Global Perspective

The 'WGO Handbook on Heartburn: A Global Perspective' is an e-publication, which, features nine chapters written by experts from around the globe. The handbook includes articles that discuss various topics including Underlying Mechanisms of Heartburn, Treatment of GERD for Patients, the Pharmacist's Approach to Heartburn, the Role of Dietary Factors in GERD, and more!

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for online viewing
PDF version to
download and print

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2015, select here.

2014 - Gut Microbes: Importance in Health & Disease

WGO Handbook on Gut Microbes

The 'WGO Handbook on Gut Microbes' is an e-publication, which, features eighteen chapters written by experts from around the globe. The handbook provides an overview of the most important aspects of science and clinical practice related to gut microbes.

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download and print

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2014, select here.

2013 - Liver Cancer: Act Today. Save Your Life Tomorrow. Awareness. Prevention. Detection. Treatment.

Special WDHD 2013 Publication

The Special WDHD 2013 Publication is an e-publication, which, features twelve chapters written by experts from around the globe. The publication provides an overview of the global health crisis caused by Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), and important aspects of clinical practice related to this common cancer.

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download and print

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2013, select here.

2012 - From Heartburn to Constipation - Common GI Symptoms in the Community: Impact and Interpretation

Love Your Tummy Campaign

Love Your Tummy

Love Your Tummy is a global education campaign from World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) brought to you by Danone to increase awareness, understanding and management of digestive well-being. Visit the Love Your Tummy website to learn about your digestive health via tips, educational content infographics and topics under the spotlights.

Tools and resources developed for consumers and health care professionals from the Love Your Tummy Campaign, and in support of WDHD 2012, are available for download on the WDHD 2012 Tools and Resources web page.

Additional WDHD 2012 Tools and Resources

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2012, select here.

2011 - Enteric Infections: Prevention and Management

WDHD 2011 Supplement

The WDHD 2011 Supplement is an e-publication, which, features articles written by experts from around the globe. The publication provides an overview of Enteric Infections, and includes the WGO Global Guideline and Cascades on Acute Diarrhea.

PDF version to download and print

Additional WDHD 2011 Tools and Resources

 To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2011, select here.

2010 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2010, select here.

2009 - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2009, select here.

2008 - Optimal Nutrition in Health and Disease

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2008, select here.

2007 - Viral Hepatitis

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2007, select here.

2006 - Helicobacter Pylori Infection

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2006, select here.

2005 - Health and Nutrition

To view all of the highlights and happenings from WDHD 2005, select here.


WDHD Event Calendar

See the up-to-date list of meetings and events, happening across the globe, in support of World Digestive Health Day. 

View the WDHD event calendar here

Submit a WDHD event here

Please send WDHD 2018 logo requests,
and comments and/or questions about WDHD to info@worldgastroenterology.org.