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
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

38 countries on four 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 five 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

Latvia joins World IBD Day

This year a group of gastroenterologists organised a photos session wearing purple t-shirts and issuing a press release to raise awareness about IBD in Latvia. ...

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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 38 countries on four 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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