WGO Vision, Mission & Goal
WGO Global Vision of Equality
To provide equal access to high quality patient care for digestive disorders on a global scale.
As the global representative for gastroenterology, the role of the WGO Society is to:
- increase global public awareness of digestive disorders
- provide accessible, high quality and independent educational opportunities to medical, nursing and other healthcare professionals in digestive disorders throughout the world
- support healthcare professionals who care for those with digestive disorders worldwide
To promote awareness of the worldwide prevalence of digestive disorders to the general public and healthcare professionals and to make a significant and sustainable difference by providing high quality, accessible and independent education and training programs.
As a major public awareness campaign the WGO Society celebrates its anniversary on the 29th May as World Digestive Health Day / Year (WDHD/Y) focusing on a particular gastroenterology theme for the coming year.
To create and maintain a Global Educational Network linking the WGO Training Centers with special emphasis on developing low-resource countries.
Digestive disorders – from diarrhea to obesity to cancer – are pre-eminent among healthcare issues, accounting for most doctor consultations and therefore causing a significant burden to national healthcare budgets as well as being the single greatest cause of cancer deaths. With your support, we can make a difference by significantly improving the quality of life as well as the chances of survival for many across the world.