World Ostomy Day 2012
World Ostomy Day is celebrated every 3 years. This year it adapts the theme "Let's be heard!" The aim of WOD 2012 is to improve the rehabilitation of ostomates worldwide by bringing to the attention of the general public the needs and aspirations of ostomates.
This is done through different activities like educational programs, seminars and support meetings. The use of mass media like newspaper and magazine announcements, advertisements and articles. Likewise, the publication of informative handout materials and brochures, personal visits and lobbying activities are important tools to help promote the advocacy. Others seek official government proclamations and joint activities with allied agencies and professional Health Associations to further the cause.
Take part in the Hollister World Ostomy Day photo competition with the theme “LET’S BE HEARD. There will be 12 winners (4 from each region) to be announced after the 31st October closing date who will receive a USD $250. A Calendar for 2013 will be produced from the winners. Likewise, Coloplast is pleased to reward the most creative and enterprising activities by sponsoring “The Coloplast Merit Award.” There will be 3 regional contests: Europe The Americas Asia & South Pacific Each region competing for a first prize of USD 3,000
ASPOA Countries Celebrating World Ostomy Day