Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium) – ONTEX GROUP NV (“Ontex”), a leading global producer of disposable personal hygiene solutions for children and adults, is engaging in a formal cooperation with the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), by sponsoring a European consensus document on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence and by launching the EUGMS – Ontex Healthcare award for best professional communication on urinary incontinence and continence management.

Ontex Healthcare is specialized in delivering healthcare solutions for continence management, meeting peoples’ needs on a functional and emotional level. Urinary incontinence (U.I.) is a condition that significantly impairs life. Studies recognise U.I. as the fifth biggest health related problem with the highest negative impact on quality of life. Unfortunately incontinence is a growing reality in Europe linked to the ageing population. It is generally accepted that U.I. prevalence is 5-9% of the population, but it is above 20% in older age groups.

The objective of Ontex, in cooperation with the EUGMS, is to promote a better understanding of the health and socio-economic impact of incontinence, to develop and promote better continence management, to deliver improvements in quality of life of those people suffering from the condition and support their caretakers, whether they be friends, relatives or Healthcare professionals.

Sponsored by Ontex Healthcare, the EUGMS has collaborated with leading geriatricians in this field and created a Task & Finish group aimed at preparing a European consensus document on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence.

Ontex and EUGMS are proud to present the Consensus Document here below.


Maarten Verbanck

Phone: +32 53 33 36 20

Geoffroy Raskin