World IBD Day World IBD Day takes place on 19 May each year and unites people worldwide in their fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases

World IBD Day events 2023
Over 120 landmarks worldwide joined our global World IBD Day on 19 May to raise awareness about Crohn´s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as IBD

Over 50 countries on 5 continents

On World IBD Day we want to raise awareness about this disease, urge governments and healthcare professionals to take action and to show support to the ten million people worldwide that live with IBD.

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The purple ribbon as a symbol of awareness and support for those living with IBD

Purple Ribbon

Many of the IBD associations linked to World IBD Day are using the purple ribbon as a symbol of awareness and support for those living with IBD. Show the world how IBD has impacted your life!

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World IBD Day News


In this global pandemic, IBD patients and their healthcare providers from around the world share similar fears and concerns about their condition. The SECURE-IBD database works across borders to learn how factors such as age, IBD treatments, and the...

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About World IBD Day

Raising awareness to improve life for people with IBD

World IBD Day, led by patient organisations representing over 50 countries on five continents and coordinated by the European Federation of Crohn´s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA) was created in 2010 during Digestive Disease Week, US.

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