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Argentina

The foundation “Mas Vida de Crohn y Colitis Ulcerosa” has been constituted in September 2010 with the aim to promote and initiate studies, research and other types of activities that contribute to awareness raising of the disease and to improve the diagnostic, treatment and quality of life of IBD patients. The foundation is an associate member of EFCCA.

For more information please visit Mas Vida’s website: www.masvida.org.ar

Australia

For more than 25 years, Crohn's and Colitis Australia (formerly the Australian Crohn's and Colitis Association) has been making life more liveable forover 70,000 Australian men, women and children living with these chronic illnesses. Crohn's and colitis can be diagnosed at any age, though it is most commonly diagnosed in people aged between 15-35 years when education, career and family building are at a peak.

Its mission is to support the Crohn's and Colitis community with a focus on confidential support programs including education, advocacy, counseling, increasing awareness and generating and utilising funds for research and support. 

For more information please visit CCA's website at: http://www.crohnsandcolitis.com.au/

Brazil

ABCD is a non-profit entity founded in 1999 with the purpose of offering easy access to information required by IBD patients and promoting experience exchange between patients and professionals involved. For more information : (5511)3064-2992 or e-mail: secretaria@abcd.org.br or visit our website: www.abcd.org.br

 

Canada

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada/Crohn et Colite Canada was founded in 1974 by a group of parents whose children were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). They were concerned about the lack of funding for IBD research and they were interested in learning more about Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). 

From that small but dedicated group, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada/Crohn et Colite Canada has grown to become a world leader in IBD research funding. Through the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we fund research projects that probe the mysteries of IBD. We know that life-altering treatments have been developed as a result of these discoveries, and we also know that one day, a cure will be found.

For more information please visit our website at:http://www.crohnsandcolitis.ca/

EFCCA

The European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations is an umbrella organisation representing 28 national patients’ associations from 27 European countries as well as 3 associate members outside Europe. EFCCA aims to work to improve life for people with IBD and give them a louder voice and higher visibility across Europe.

Its headquarter is based in Brussels and has three staff members that work alongside the Executive Board which consists of 8 elected representatives from its member associations.

For more information and to consult the list of EFCCA members please visit our website at: http://www.efcca.org

Israel

The Israel Foundation of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis was founded in 1994 by a group of parents of children who have these conditions. It aims to support people living with IBD and to provide information about IBD. Its current membership is 3500 members from all over Israel. The CCFI is an associate member of EFCCA.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.ccfi.co.il/

Japan

In Japan there is no official association representing people with IBD. However on the initiative of an IBD patient, Tsutomu Kushima, a company, Mikumo Inc., was established in 2000 that employs IBD patients and publishes a magazine for IBD patients.

The philosophy behind the company is to directly help people with IBD. In Japanese society it is difficult to be in the labour market if you have IBD. Traditional companies do not accept long absenteeism due to hospitalization or sick leave. This is why we have decided to create a company that employs patients with IBD. Our management philosophy is “Quality of Life for Patients with IBD”. For example our employees are paid a salary during hospitalization and when employees have a flare up, they have the possibility to work from home.

For more information please visit our website (in Japanese only): http://www.mikumosha.co.jp/

New Zealand

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand is a charitable trust whose aims are to provide support, advice and information to interested individuals and people who have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis and their families and caregivers, and educational material to medical professionals and organisations within New Zealand. Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand is an associate member of EFCCA.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.nz/

United States

The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.

Its mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these disease.

For more information please visit our website at: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)