World IBD Day is committed to raising awareness and improve life for people with IBD. Around the world, patients associations representing 38 countries are mobilized to make this day a global event.
Source: the European Federation of Crohn´s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations organisation (EFCCA)
According to EFCCA from which we quote these lines, “IBD patient associations as well as IBD activists worldwide have joined efforts to raise awareness around Crohn´s disease and ulcerative colitis.”
“IBD, which stands for inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) are two serious, chronic digestive diseases that affect five million people worldwide. There is no cure, no known cause, and little public understanding of the pain and chronic suffering with which IBD patients courageously cope every day of their lives.”