World Continence Week (WCW) is a health campaign run by the International Continence Society (ICS) every year to raise awareness of incontinence related issues.
This year World Continence Week is taking place between 20 - 26 June 2022. In this blog we are going to share some information and resources of foundations that have provided some great content throughout the week so far.
WFIPP (World Federation of Incontinence and Pelvic Problems)
The WFIPP is an organization comprised of patient advocacy organizations, through doctors, non-government organizations, and non-commercial entities.
Their mission is to be the patient voice, be heard in society and by policy-makers, be a global umbrella for national organizations and encourage conversation to break stigma’s for all people living with incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.
During WCW, they have hosted various webinars with renowned speakers, doctors, solutions and innovators.
The next upcoming webinars are:
- 24th JUNE 2022 – 15.30-16.30 HRS (CET) | Webinar by Klaas P. Zuideveld CEO Versameb
- 25th JUNE 2020 – 11.00-12.00 HRS (CET) | Webinar Andy Bleaden, Community Director ECHAlliance
If you are interested in these Webinars register here.
WFIPP provides informational resources all year long and if you want to contribute to their mission, you can view their website here.
The Urology Foundation
The Urology Foundation is a UK based organization that is dedicated to the fight against urology disease. Urology diseases relate to the urinary system and male reproductive organs. They include cancers such as bladder, prostate, kidney, and testicular. It also includes incontinence, kidney stones, male infertility, and many other debilitating diseases.
During WCW this year, they are focusing on the need to overcome the unnecessary stigma that surrounds incontinence as it is a condition that affects about 3 million people in the UK.
They have various downloadable resources which we have linked below:
- Awareness raising posters
- Incontinence Myths & Facts
- Causes of Incontinence
- Managing Incontinence
- Incontinence Lifestyle Tips
To learn more about the connection between Urology diseases and incontinence, in addition to finding more resources, their website provides plenty of blogs, webinars and events to get involved. View their website here.
The Continence Foundation of Australia
The Continence Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit organization and the national peak body for incontinence prevention, management, education, awareness, information and advocacy.
For WCW this year, they have provided numerous downloadable documents and videos on a range of topics that are not only useful for spreading awareness and providing tips, but they are also inclusive.
To access these downloadable documents you can view their main campaign page here. Or click each link below:
- Social Shareables and Banners
- Continence Information and Resources for men
- For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Men’s Health Webinar Men, continence and the pelvic floor
The Continence Foundation of Australia has an amazing site with valuable information and resources on incontinence and continence health, financial support, meaningful blogs, academic resources and much more. To view their website click here.
At ActivKare, our goal is not only to provide products that better help with incontinence so that you can live life more freely. We are also dedicated, similar to these organizations, to spread awareness, spark more conversations, and normalize incontinence to remove the shame most people experience.
For this WCW, we wanted to circle back to our previous blogs where we begin these conversations. Check out our previous blogs below.
- Urinary Incontinence Myths | ActivKare
- How Incontinence Affects Your Overall Mental Health | ActivKare
- The Impacts of SRS on Urinary Habits | ActivKare
- How to Talk to Your Loved One's About Your Incontinence | ActivKare
- Endometriosis and How It Relates to Incontinence | ActivKare
- Breaking the Stigma Around Incontinence | ActivKare
- Urinary Incontinence in Women, Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence | ActivKare
- Urinary Incontinence and it`s effects on daily life | ActivKare