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World IBD Day 2012

In Australia we had a whole month of Crohn’s and Colitis awareness in May. This year our program carried the ‘Can’t Wait’ theme, conveying the key message that the IBD community can’t wait, and not just in regards to toilet facilities.

We can’t wait for shorter gaps between first consultation and final, correct diagnosis of IBD; for better access to specialist treatment and care; for the government to highlight IBD as a priority in its health programs; for employers and schools to acknowledge IBD as a valid medical condition and to properly accommodate those who are living with it; and for the general public to be more aware of IBD so that we can talk about it without feeling embarrassed or stigmatised.

Visit our Can't Wait website for more information.