World Ostomy Day 2018

World Ostomy Day is celebrated every 3 years in the beginning of October. This year the date is October 6th, 2018. This year`s WOD motto is “Speaking Out Changes Lives”.

The idea of the World Ostomy Day was born in 1993 and its father is Professor Dr. Gerhard Englert who at that time was the President of International Ostomy Association (more info at

The purpose of the day was to raise public awareness of the condition and improve the quality of life people with a stoma.

See also:

European Ostomy Association

Estonian Ostomy Association



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