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WGO Outreach Program

Administered by the WGO Education & Training Committee, the Outreach Program brings equipment manufacturers to low resource areas in order to improve the care of those stricken by digestive diseases.

The Outreach Program is designed to facilitate the provision of equipment and materials that support the operations of the WGO Training Centers.


  • The goal of the Outreach Program is to ensure that all WGO Training Centers are properly equipped for primary and/or advanced GI training and to equip the home institutions of WGO trainees in developing nations so that they may return to their local setting and use the skills they have acquired through their training.


  • Liaise with WGO Training Centers to identify equipment and accessory needs
  • Identify donors and solicit equipment and consumables donations
  • Evaluate donation requests and determine appropriate donation for selected GI unit
  • Coordinate the delivery of equipment to identified units
  • Solicit and encourage the assistance of WGO Member Societies for equipment installation, maintenance and personnel training
  • Liaise with donors and units to ensure provision of service and ongoing training
  • Develop and perform assessments to measure the health and socioeconomic impacts of outreach donations

To learn about the 3 locations that received equipment donations, please see below:

Equipment and Accessory Manufacturers

To donate to the WGO Outreach Program, please contact Marissa Lopez, Program Manager for the WGO Executive Secretariat,

WGO Outreach Centers:

  • Faculty and Participants at the Opening of the WGO Outreach Center in ArgentinaFaculty and Participants at the Opening of the WGO Outreach Center in Argentina...
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  • Professor Alain BougoumaProfessor Alain Bougouma applied for the Yalgado University Medical Center to be designated a WGO Outreach Center in Burkina Faso...
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