World Ostomy Day is celebrated every 3 years in the beginning of October. The next will be October, 2021.
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 IOA. The purpose of the day was to raise public awareness of the condition and improve the quality of life people with a stoma.
Each WOD has the new motto. Here is the list how it was over years:
Verfügbarkeit von Stomaartikeln – ein Grundrecht von Stomaträgern. Information über das Leben mit dem Stoma: Hoffnung für Stomaträger
Cooperation – Key to Ostomy Rehabilitation
Zusammenarbeit – Schlüssel zur Rehabilitation
Together into the next Millennium
Zusammen ins nächste Jahrtausend
Let’s work together – united we are strong!
Zusammenarbeit – gemeinsam sind wir stark!
Living life to the full
Voll im Leben stehen
Das Leben bewusst ergreifen / Eine helfende Hand reichen
Ředinová, who was in October for the fifth time elected head of the Czech ILCO,
was awarded the Prize of the Minister of Health for work supporting handicapped
people. This prize is being awarded to persons who render considerable and
outstanding service to disabled or chronically ill people in the Czech
Republic. Ms Marie Ředinová indisputably is such a person. She was decorated on
3 December 2019 in the Spanish Hall of the Prague Castle by the Minister of
Health of the Czech Republic Mr Adam Vojtěch.
It is a great honour and pleasure to be
participating in anniversary celebration ILCO Nyrgihaze, 27th to 29th
September. We have a great collaboration for 10 years now. The president Marika
Kovac, I will dare to say – a lady dragon.
participated in the VI Congress of Sisterhood in Belgrade.
It was our
honour and pleasure that Snezana S. Milojevic presented Ilco Serbia – life with
ostomy. The Congress of Sisterhood Serbia
was held from 25th till 27th September 2019, in Belgrade,
it had international participants.
Faith Mulundu aged 30. She has had colostomy for 18 years. Despite living in the capital city she has not been able to access colostomy bags. This has made her use bags that meant for packaging and putting cello tape to hold the plastic.
that all of you have had a nice summer so far and a good vacation. But I am
very pleased to ask all of you to set aside the dates of 15-19 of April 2020.
These are the dates for the next EOA conference which will be held at
Garda, about 35 km from the city of Verona in northern Italy. The board of the
Italian Ostomy Association FAIS has begun preparations
for the conference and me and more members of the EOA-EC will meet with them in
October for more planning. I look very
much forward to see as many of you in April 2020 in Italy. Further information
on this important conference will be published on the EOA website in time.