World Digestive Health Day is observed globally on 29th May every year. It is organised by the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) in collaboration with the WGO Foundation (WGOF).
The theme for the World Digestive Health Day 2020 campaign is “Gut Microbiome: A Global Perspective.”
Each year the day focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease and/or disorder.
About World Digestive Health Day:
World Digestive Health Day was launched in 2004 to mark the 45th anniversary of the creation of the World Gastroenterology Organisation. The organisation has over 100 member societies and 50,000 individual members all over the world.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- WGO Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
- WGO Founded: 1958.