About Us

The Asia South Pacific Ostomy Association (ASPOA) is a merger of ostomy associations comprising the different countries in the Region. We are under the umbrella of the International Ostomy Association. As a region, we seek a high interest in stoma health care and the overall well being for building and strenghtening associations in different countries.

The logo of the ASPOA symbolizes partnership with the IOA represented by the green helix. We promote quality of life for ostomates in all countries.

The ASPOA Co-ordination Committee consists of the President, the Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The term of office of the members of the Co-ordination Committee shall be for a period not exceeding two election periods. An election period is the time interval between two ASPOA congresses General Sessions of the House of Delegates. The Co-ordination Committee shall co-ordinate the work of the Association, prepare the House of Delegates meetings in cooperation with the host Association and should organize adequate secretariat facilities.

President: Mr. Richard McNair
Acting Vice President: Dr. Harikesh Buch
Secretary: Mr. Ronaldo S. Lora
Treasurer: Mr. Shiv Raj Kapur
5th Member: Mr. Bonggyu Jeon
ASPOA Senior Consultant: Mr. Barry Maughan

Blood, poop and tears ... and rising above it.

I say this with the utmost respect. The fact that you put yourself out there and talk about a lot of taboo issues with humour and intelligence is wonderful and inspiring. I personally believe that part of healing is not being mentally consumed by a condition. Clearly you are taking control OVER the disease as much as you can but still, I have to wonder if you can move post ibd, cancer and other significant cases. MANY people have their own issues too. I have several very close family members who have been near death and clawed their way back. I would do my best to think of myself as healthy and well and not diseased and uncured. (Anonymous)