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About World IBD Day

World IBD Day is led by patient organisations representing over 50 countries on five continents and is coordinated by EFCCA. Many other IBD organisations and IBD activists and other stakeholders have joined our fight against IBD over the years.

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IBD can be kept under control with medication, but despite extensive research there is currently no known cause or cure for IBD

What is IBD?

IBD, which stands for inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide. There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.

World IBD Day sister organisations

IBD patient associations as well as IBD activists worldwide have joined efforts to raise awareness around Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis

Mas Vida de Crohn y Colitis Ulcerosa - Argentina

Argentina

The foundation “Mas Vida de Crohn y Colitis Ulcerosa” has been constituted in September 2010.

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Australian Crohn's and Colitis Association - Australia

Australia

Crohn's and Colitis Australia (formerly the Australian Crohn's and Colitis Association) has been making life more liveable for over 70,000 people.

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Associação Brasileira de Colite Ulcerativa e Doença de Crohn - Brazil

Brazil

ABCD is a non-profit entity founded in 1999 with the purpose of offering easy access to information required by IBD patients.

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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada - Canada

Canada

Crohn’s and Colitis Canada was founded in 1974 by a group of parents whose children were diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease.

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European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations - Europe

Europe

The European Federation of Crohn's & Ulcerative Colitis Associations is an umbrella organisation representing 33 national patients' associations.

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Israel Foundation of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis - Israel

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.

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Tsutomu Kushima - Mikumo Inc. - Japan

Japan

On the initiative of an IBD patient, Tsutomu Kushima, a company, Mikumo Inc., was established in 2000 that employs IBD patients.

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Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand - New Zealand

New Zealand

Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand is a charitable trust whose aims are to provide support, advice and information to people who have Crohn's disease.

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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation - United States

United States

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organisation dedicated to find the cure for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis.

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Other IBD organisations and stakeholders

The GI Society and the Canadian Society of Intestinal research - Canada

Canada

The GI Society and the Canadian Society of Intestinal research are registered Canadian charities committed to improving the lives of people

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Robbie’s Rainbow - Canada

Canada

Robbie's Rainbow is a children's charity dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of children living with IBD.

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Connecting to Cure - USA

USA

Connecting to Cure works toward the goal of increasing awareness and providing support to patients living with Crohn’s disease and UC.

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