The 40th Anniversary of ILCO Österreich in Vienna
At least 150 ostomates, some of them with the husband or the wife or with a son or a daughter, wanted to rally round their Association for its 40th Anniversary. And that was already an expression of affection for the Association which did not make them to feel alone and that gave them the confidence to be supported when they need and also the possibility to know other ostomates and other friends. But, really, let’s not forget, behind any organization, especially behind the voluntary associations, there are always people and their thank was directed to all the persons who leaded ILCO Österreich during its 40 years of life: now, they are Susanne Deimel and Margit Kirnbauer (respectively president and secretary of ILCO Österreich) above all, but also the other helping persons like Gerda Karner (president of the Vienna’s club) and all the others that I do not know.
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Report from Bosnia-Herzegovina published – READ THIS! Very interesting story!
The story is included in the World Ostomy Day 2015 Report. See: Events > World Ostomy Day 2015 > Bosnia-Herzegovina Report.
Be strong and fight for a normal life for people with stomas in Ghana
The visit of Ria Smeijers to Accra, Ghana in April 2014 – PDF
I am very glad to announce that the 2013 year was a good year for the young ostomates from Romania and from other European countries as well. We initiated and implemented here two European projects for young people with IBD (Inflamatory Bowel Diseases) and ostomates.
24th June – 1st July: “Developing Our Lifelong Learning Skills”/ Calarasi
1st – 10th October: “Non-Formal Medieval Festival” / Sighisoara
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11 Years of Work of “ILCO” Serbia
From April 3th to May 2nd our guests were representatives from Russia, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republic of Srpska). On the first day we visited Belgrade with a guide, we were welcomed to the City Council Office, where a press conference was held, because the anniversary is open to public through the media.
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Ostomy Patients’ Association ASTOM celebrated its 20th anniversary
On the 19th of April Ostomy Patients’ association ASTOM celebrated its 20th anniversary in the unique historical place of the 2nd world war and cold war times located in the very heart of Moscow Bunker-42.
You can see a video report of the event at
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