Digestive disorders – from diarrhea to obesity to cancer – are ranked by the WHO (World Health Organisation) in the ten 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 edu- cation 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.
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Thirsty for knowledge: WGO Training in South America
Wherever there are challenges, the WGO is there to meet them, bringing whatever resources it can to bear on the advancement of gastroenterology and gastrointestinal health. South America is no exception to this. In March 2007, the WGO conducted a third annual training course in La Paz, Bolivia and opened a Training Center in La Plata, Argentina...
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The WGO Foundation: The Story So Far and the Road Ahead
To learn more about the origins of the WGO Foundation, where the Foundation has been and its plans for the future, read the editorial from Professor Eamonn Quigley, 2011-2013 Foundation Chairman. Professor Quigley’s editorial appears in the December 2011 issue of e-WGN.
WDHD 2014: GUT MICROBES - Importance in Health and Disease
The WDHD 2014 campaign seeks to raise awareness of this novel organ - Gut Microbes - and bring the latest fundamental and clinically relevant knowledge to the gastroenterologist, all the way to the lay public....