The ICS World Continence Week (WCW) is an annual initiative to raise awareness about incontinence related issues. WCW was initiated at ICS 2008 in Cairo with the first ever World Continence Day. This became World Continence Week in 2009 with activities being developed worldwide - past WCW Events have taken place in the USA, China, Singapore, Poland, Slovakia, New Zealand and Germany.
WCW seeks to draw attention to and increase public awareness of these conditions and to give sufferers the confidence to seek help and improve their quality of life. Vision of World Continence Week: Globally facilitate continence awareness and promotion to improve health, wellness and quality of life; Provide a reputable forum for those seeking information on Continence Promotion and therapies; Create a worldwide network of events and organisations that will be recognised as leading authorities of Continence and Bladder and Bowel Health information. Further establish Continence Awareness and promote a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment.
The ICS CPC has many ideas, contacts and resources for events that you can organise in your region. Please contact the ICS office for further information or assistance on how to start your own WCW event!