World IBD Day

World IBD Day 2023

IBD HAS NO AGE is an EFCCA campaign started in 2022 in order to raise awareness of how Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is impacting on the life of people aged 60 years and over. This year, for World IBD Day 2023 (19 May), we will launch a survey on people with IBD aged 60 years and over to investigate more on this topic with questions related to both quality of care and quality of life. 

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IBD has no age - World IBD Day 2022


This year, for World IBD Day 2022, EFCCA would like to raise awareness about the impact IBD has on elderly people. Under the slogan IBD has no age we want to put the focus on elderly people (60 plus) and see how living with Crohn´s disease and Ulcerative Colitis (collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease) is impacting on their quality of life and care. 

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World IBD Day 2015

As part of the World IBD Day celebrations EFCC organised participation at the Brussels 20 km marathon in order to raise awareness about Crohn´s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which affect over 3 million people in Europe.


The 20 km marathon took place on 31 May at 10 am in Brussels, Belgium. Starting point was at the Parc du Cinquantenaire.  


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Break the Silence! World IBD Day 2021

This year, for World IBD Day, EFCCA would like to promote the discussion on IBD and wellbeing.

With our awareness raising campaign we want to start a dialogue and discussions on the psychological impact of the disease. Through a social media awareness raising campaign leading up to 19 May we want to show the hidden facts about what it is like to live with IBD. Under the hashtag #breakthesilence we want to show the world how a person with IBD really feels.

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Everything you wanted to know about sex – but were afraid to ask!

On the occasion of World IBD Day EFCCA is pleased to publish a leaflet on IBD and intimacy in order to break the silence around this taboo subject.

It forms part of our World IBD Day 2021 #breakthesilence campaign to raise awareness around the impact the disease has on the general well-being of IBD patients.

Download leaflet: ENGLISH.pdf


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by Sanna Lönnfors, EFCCA Research and Project Coordinator

I recently participated in an online focus group on the topic of Work and IBD, the theme of this year’s World IBD Day. With seven fellow IBD patients, we thought of our job hunts and careers, how IBD has or has not affected our working lives, and what advice we could give to others who have IBD.

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