29 May is observed as a World Digestive Health Day Every year. It is organised by the World Gastroenterology Organisation in collaboration with the WGO Foundation. Every year the day focuses upon a particular digestive disease and/or disorder in order to increase general public awareness of prevention, prevalence, diagnosis, management and treatment of the disease and/or disorder.

Theme for 2021 World Digestive Health Day is “Obesity: An Ongoing Pandemic.”


The Day was launched in the year 2004 to mark the 45th anniversary of the creation of the World Gastroenterology Organisation. The organisation has over 100 member societies and 50000 individual members around the world.

29 May World Digestive Health Day