We celebrated World Ostomy Day in Estonia 05th October.
The event was very nice. Sulev Võrno performed with very warm and beautiful program. Also we sheared the stories from others countries and confirmed that our life here in Estonia is good. Products and support is available.
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The operation of the ILCO Association of Slovenia is especially important if we want to learn to accept and take into account otherness, to cross borders and obstacles in a different way. Perhaps it will be at first a kind of curiosity that will, through interesting cases other than this, bring us revelation at this time of the coronavirus. We are adopting our guidelines at a time when the Republic of Slovenia is trying to redefine relations in the field of structural reforms (policies in the field of social security, pension system and health care), but the results are not yet clear.
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With the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, work in the self-help groups was abruptly suspended. Communication was increasingly carried out by phone, SMS and other messaging services. Also various webinars were made available. Nevertheless, we managed to keep in touch with all of our regional groups throughout the entire period and to publish our ILCO magazine as usual.
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At the WOD, it was particularly important to us to set a visible sign with our information stand in the park in front of Vienna’s city hall. In accordance with the motto of the EOA, we wanted to draw attention to the rights of us ostomates. For the implementation, we found some ideas on the website of our colleagues from the Czech Republic.
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Every three years in the beginning of October Russian Association of ostomy patients ASTOM, member of the European Association of ostomy patients, as well as other ostomy organizations around the world celebrates the World Ostomy Day and organizes different events in Moscow and other regions of Russia.
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[See below for the recording of the meeting]
On October 4th, the French ostomy association “Union Stomisés Grand Sud” is organizing a 5 hours online-meeting for the French speaking countries and people. It begins at 15 o’clock (Central European Summertime CEST – which means 14 o’clock British Summertime BST) and ends with the official closure at 20 o’clock CEST. People related to ostomy affairs and representatives of ostomy associations from Europe, Canada and several African countries are involved as speakers.
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Video conference of EOA member ‘Union Stomisés Grand Sud’ (France) on the 18th January 2021
L’Union fait vraiment la Force, grâce au Dr Serge Ros (ASSO 31), à Monique Lancelevée (IAS Loire et Haute Loire) et à Danièle Chaumier, nous pouvons proposer un programme de qualité pour notre prochaine visioconférence. Merci à eux. (Flyer en pièce jointe).
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Activities of the National Association of Ostomy Patients of Russia ASTOM during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought many changes. It has forced us all to find new ways of working, interacting and living. But ASTOM has never stopped its activities within the whole period of lock-down as well as in the post-quarantine period.
Covid-19 has set us unprecedented challenges and disrupted a lot of plans. Thankfully none of the board members and activists have contracted this insidious virus.
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Dragan Trivun is the founder and president of the association for people with a performed stoma. He also has an ileostomy for 26 years (he was operated in 1994). The ILCO-STOMA RS association is the only association in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The state of emergency due to covid-19 didn’t prevent him from visiting new members. For family members help was necessary because the visit was forbidden from hospital, and they didn’t receive the necessary instructions and recommendations.
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President of EOA invited us to tell him how we spent the last months. I personally underwent an eye surgery in March and thus have enough time to recover.
Since January 2020, the Czech ILCO has a new presidium – three new colleagues were incorporated, young ostomates who are very active and have a lot of bright ideas.
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