Ongoing WDHD Campaigns

World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) 2015 is pleased to provide various tools and resources for use across the globe in support of last year's campaign. We invite WGO member societies to also share your resources which can be linked to from this page.

Select the title below to view the tool and/or resource now!

WGO Handbook On Heartburn

NEW! We are pleased to share with you the creation of the WGO Handbook on Heartburn! Featuring nine chapters written by experts around the world, this publication covers articles on various topics including Underlying Mechanisms of Heartburn, Treatment of GERD for Patients, the Pharmacist’s Approach to Heartburn, the Role of Dietary Factors in GERD, and many more! Please note that the "flip-through" version is best viewed using a broadband internet connection.

Flip-through version for online viewing » PDF version to download and print »

WGO Supporting Global Guidelines & Cascades

The following WGO Global Guidelines and Cascades were featured as useful resources for the 2015 World Digestive Health Day Campaign:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Guideline

NEW! Click here to view the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Guideline in English.

Common GI Symptoms Guideline

Click here to view the Common GI Symptoms Guideline in English, French, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

WDHD 2015 - Press Release

Download the official WDHD 2015 press release here or click the image below!

WDHD 2015 Press Release








In honor of WDHD 2015, Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) produced infographics on heartburn.

Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology

This infographic provides a snapshot of heartburn, illustrating pathophysiology, insights into associated gastrointestinal conditions, and management. This infographic is free to download and can be found by visiting or by clicking the image below.


American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) - Heartburn Infographic

This infographic includes a list of facts, statistics, and helpful tips on how to manage heartburn, a key symptom of GERD. The infographic is free to download and can be found by visiting or by clicking the image below.


United European Gastroenterology (UEG) - Educational Video

In recognition of WDHD 2015, the United European Gastroenterology (UEG), the European Society of Neurology and Motility (ESNM), and the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) produced an educational animation video that explains the causes of heartburn, how it can be effectively treated, and what patients can do to actively improve their condition. View the video below:


Media Resources

The World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is the world's only international gastroenterology organization, with experts available to the media for questions about the field of gastroenterology and hepatology and the WDHD campaign. If you are a member of a news or media organization, please contact our main office:

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