Report of Stoma Care Training (LFSC) in Zimbabwe

Officially known as Republic of Zimbabwe, republic (2005 est. pop. 12,747,000), 150,803 sq mi (390,580 sq km), South central Africa. It is bordered on the north by Zambia, on the northeast and east by Mozambique, on the south by South Africa, and on the southwest and west by Botswana. Harare, formerly known as Salisbury, is capital of Zimbabwe, is largest city and its administrative, commercial and communication center. Continue reading “Report of Stoma Care Training (LFSC) in Zimbabwe”

ASPIIR Romania – WOD 2018

First Romanian brochures with ostomates testimonials by ASPIIR – “Life as a Chance” , WOD 2018

Being an ostomate is still a taboo subject for many people in Romania. I even met physicians expressing compassion for such a patient or, worse, suggesting that you should not tell others about this condition. But we have a different perspective on that: an ostomate is a normal person, with a normal life, depending on how he understands to build that. Continue reading “ASPIIR Romania – WOD 2018”

Czech ILCO – WOD 2018

“Speaking out Changes Lives”

The Czech ILCO is an umbrella organisation representing all regional ILCO clubs within the Czech Republic. Since 1993, we have been member of IOA and EOA and, over this time, we have cooperated with legal bodies to create new legislation, lobbied the Ministry of Health and represented our organisation’s members in dealing with insurance companies, doctors, ostomy pouch producers and other organisations. Continue reading “Czech ILCO – WOD 2018”

Kenya – Medical Mission 2018

We encourage you to read the report on the 2018 Paediatric Colorectal Surgical Mission in Kenya. The report was prepared by Lamek Odero from Nyanza Kenya Ostomy Association. It presents the situation of children with colorectal problems and shows excellent results of cooperation of local doctors and nurses with participants of the medical mission from the USA and Europe. Continue reading “Kenya – Medical Mission 2018”

Why it is important not to close your eyes from complications, Tereza Nagyová

Photo by Jan Hrdý

Wound healing is a big issue for me. Since my Crohn’s started, I have consistently dealt with abscesses and fistulas. Septic wounds, which quite fundamentally complicate life, hurt a lot and curing them lasts a long time. Last year I solved a complication of 4 months with parastomal abscess that has become a fistula. Continue reading “Why it is important not to close your eyes from complications, Tereza Nagyová”