In October 2005, Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren won the 2005 Nobel Prize for their discovery of the helicobacter pylori bacteria. To honor this achievement and spotlight the importance of this bacteria to world health, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) focused World Digestive Health Day 2006 on helicobacter pylori infection.
Helicobacter pylori is not only the most important risk factor for non cardia gastric cancer, but H. pylori infection accounts for more than 60% of the global cases of gastric cancer.
WGO encouraged all members to organize an event to raise awareness about Helicobacter Pylori Infection in their community.
To provide educational tools to members, on World Digestive Health Day 2006, WGO released a new guideline on Helicobacter Pylori Infection. This guideline was written by a team of international experts, includes a foreword from Barry J. Marshall and is available for free in six languages (English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).
To access the Global Guidelines on Helicobacter Pylori Infection, please visit the Supporting Guidelines and Cascades page!