Welcome to the ASPOA Website

The Asia South Pacific Ostomy Association (ASPOA) is the governing body for regional ostomy associations for both Asia and the South Pacific countries which advocates quality of life for all ostomates.

It officially began its functions and mandate on November 2010 during the International Ostomy Association meeting held in Frankfurt, Germany. There are three regions among which is the ASPOA together with the European Ostomy Association (EOA) and the Ostomy Association of the Americas (OAA) that complement and strengthen each other promoting the rights of ostomates, quality patient care and providing support and medical know how for ostomates and health professionals world wide. The ASPOA WEBSITE is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox.

Get in Touch

  • The International Ostomy Association is the governing body for ostomy associations.
  • Social networking is our way to expand and promote ostomy advocacy in Asia South Pacific. Visit our facebook page.
  • We want to hear from you. Send in your activities and events as we publish the ASPOA magazine.

Learn more about us

We want you to trailblaze with us in our quest to promote ostomy advocacy. People who underwent this life saving and changing surgery deserves normal life in society.



  Remember to calendar these events:   ASSR Congress 2016         *     The 3rd ASPOA Conference 2017       Please stay tuned and watch out for further announcements

Blood, surgery and tears ... and rising above it.

I say this with the utmost respect. The fact that you put yourself out there and talk about a lot of taboo issues with humour and intelligence is wonderful and inspiring. I personally believe that part of healing is not being mentally consumed by a condition. Clearly you are taking control OVER the disease as much as you can but still, I have to wonder if you can move post ibd, cancer and other significant cases. MANY people have their own issues too. I have several very close family members who have been near death and clawed their way back. I would do my best to think of myself as healthy and well and not diseased and uncured. (Anonymous)