The ostomy day 2018 took place at the hotel H. C. Andersen in Odense. It was an one-day arrangement with different presentations, manufactures with displays of ostomy aids, sales pitches with healthy food and the patient association for people with bowel cancer “Tarmkræftforeningen” and COPA. Continue reading “Denmark WOD World Ostomy Day 2018”
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”
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”
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”
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”
In 2016, ILCO Zimbabwe received a container from ILCO Sweden carrying many ostomy appliances, with the intentions of it to be used as office space. This decision was done out of the realization of high cost in office rentals in Zimbabwe. Continue reading “Zimbabwe – Container Report 2018”
Gabriela Lavalle is a well-known actress and a singer born in Argentine. She is an ostomate since 9 years. As a public person she wants to publish her personal history to raise awareness, to do something against the still lasting taboos and to show that ostomates are able to live an active life (she has also written a book).