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World Psoriasis Day 2017

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Last updated:27th Oct 2017
Published:27th Oct 2017
Source: Pharmawand

Psoriasis inside out is the theme of this year’s World Psoriasis Day. The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) has members in 56 countries who will be organising awareness-raising activities and campaigns to increase understanding and to improve access to treatment.

The idea behind the theme, Psoriasis inside out is to help raise awareness about Pso/Psa and the impact it can have on patients’ lives, help people to understand that Pso/Psa is more than just a psoriatic disease and to highlight the fact that there is a person behind the disease who suffers daily from multiple conditions.

Organisers are encouraging people to learn more by reading the Psoriasis Myths and Misconceptions booklet.

The IFPA highlight the aims of World Psoriasis Day in four simple points:

Raise awareness

Psoriasis affects over 125 million people around the world – not just physically, but also socially, emotionally and financially. World Psoriasis Day aims to raise the profile of this debilitating disease and increase awareness of the effect it has on people’s lives.

Spread information

For many, psoriasis is still a relatively unknown disease. On World Psoriasis Day, we spread information about psoriasis, dispel common myths and answer questions. We also inform patients about their own condition, so they can feel empowered to speak about it.

Improve access to treatment

On World Psoriasis Day, we lobby to give people with psoriasis better access to appropriate, affordable treatment. That’s why we specifically address key health decision-makers like national governments, policy-makers and healthcare providers that day.

Give the psoriasis community a voice

Many people living with psoriasis may struggle to get the world to listen to their needs. World Psoriasis Day is an opportunity for the psoriasis community to speak out from a common platform – and have its voice heard.

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