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World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day: The Quest To Make New Zealand More 'Patient-Friendly'

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 6:50 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Around the world over fifty countries recognise the 19th of May as World IBD Day. IBD (or Inflammatory Bowel Disease) refers to two diseases, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. For New Zealand these diseases carry particular significance. ... More >>

Impending National Health Crisis Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 10:35 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

A new study on the burden of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in New Zealand shows we have one of the highest rates of IBD in the world and it is growing at an alarming rate. The study was released today by the Crohn’s & Colitis New Zealand Charitable ... More >>

We Need to Talk to You About Our Gums, Tums And Bums

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:44 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Crohn’s and Colitis New Zealand today called for kiwis to start talking about their stomach and bottom issues, to promote better understanding of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) to mark World IBD day on May 19. More >>

Crohn’s sufferer fights for access to workplace toilets

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:30 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

Wellington, 31 January 2017: A 12-year-old girl with Crohn’s disease is presenting a petition to Labour MP, Hon Trevor Mallard on parliament steps today at 11am. The petition aims to change the law, guaranteeing the 15,000 – 20,000 New Zealanders ... More >>

Children launch petition for better access to toilets

Friday, 27 January 2017, 3:19 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

A petition collecting signatures with the intention to gain better access to toilets in New Zealand is gaining momentum after being launched by a group of children who attended camp Purple Live. From 13 to 17 January, 57 children with Crohn’s Disease ... More >>

New Zealand turning purple for World IBD Day

Thursday, 12 May 2016, 10:51 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

New Zealand has one of the highest rates of Crohn’s disease in the world and, in support, landmarks throughout the country will be turned purple for World IBD Day. More >>

5 million people live with it worldwide

Tuesday, 12 May 2015, 11:38 am | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

NZ takes part in global campaign for World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day on May 19 More >>

A Rumble in Your Tummy: Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis

Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 4:27 pm | Crohn's and Colitis New Zealand

A seminar for sufferers of two painful gastrointestinal diseases is being held to highlight two common conditions people prefer to avoid discussing. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) seminar is being organised by Andrew McCombie, working with Crohn's ... More >>