Our Commitment to Patient Associations
Up to 3 million people in Europe1 suffer from chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with the majority of patients reporting that their condition has negatively affected their social and personal life, as revealed in a survey2.
Tillotts is committed to providing assistance beyond medication and supports initiatives organised by patient associations in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and by the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA).
World IBD Day
On May 19th, World IBD Day, Tillotts supports local initiatives, events and activities to raise awareness of IBD and its impact on patient quality of life. On this day, Tillotts invites all employees and partners to wear the purple ribbon, the symbol of awareness and support for those living with IBD.
1. Burisch J et al. The burden of inflammatory bowel disease in Europe. J Crohns Colitis. 2013 May;7(4):322-337.
2. Vavricka S, Hofmann R, Guillaume X, et al. prevalence and reasons for drug non-adherence in a European cohort of ulcerative colitis: the UCandME™ survey, Poster P496 presented at the 10th Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, 2015.