The JGH Foundation has been established for the advancement of medicine, medical research and education, training, and research in general, in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology, within the Asia Pacific region. Its overall aim is to enhance the quality of medical practice and the health of the communities concerned.
The JGH Foundation provides support in a number of ways for major scientific meetings in the region, acts as a source of advice for editors and the publisher of the journal, and assists in developing evidence based guidelines for clinical practice in gastroenterology and hepatology.
Ownership of the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (JGH) is the dual responsibility of the publisher (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia) and the JGH Foundation, which makes it different in this respect from national and specialty journals.
The JGH Foundation hopes that the infusion of much needed capital for the development of gastroenterology in the Asia Pacific region will ensure a period of unprecedented growth and improvement in the specialty.