World Ostomy Day is celebrated every 3 years in the beginning of October and is sponsored by the International Ostomy Association (IOA), The aim of World Ostomy Day is to improve the rehabilitation of ostomates worldwide by bringing to the attention of the general public and the global community the needs and aspirations of ostomates.
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. Each WOD has a new motto. This year's motto is: Speaking Out Changes Lives. On this particular day, the regional ostomy assocations offer a number of different events.
Click the links below to get more information about this special day from the different associations: