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29.10.2021 – 17:30


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World Psoriasis Day

Psoriasis is a disfiguring and disabling condition for which there is no known cure. Visible skin plaques and inflamed joints are distinctive physical symptoms, but people who live with psoriasis also face many emotional, social, and economic difficulties. It is time to put an end to your suffering. On October 29, World Psoriasis Day, IFPA launches a global petition calling for progress.

At least 60 million people worldwide live with psoriasis. Most encounter obstacles in accessing treatment. 4 out of 5 people are discriminated against on the basis of visible skin symptoms. 12% experience depression. During the Covid-19 pandemic, 43% had their illness worsened. But much of this suffering can be prevented.

In 2014, all UN nations voted unanimously for the Resolution on psoriasis (WHA 67.9) and committed to improving the lives of all people with psoriasis. Practical recommendations on how to achieve this ambitious goal were made in 2016 in Global Report on Psoriasis published by the World Health Organization. Then progress stalled. More than five years after these milestones, the demand is still not met.

As the world’s leading organization in the fight against psoriatic disease, IFPA unites patient associations on every continent to call for urgent action. On World Psoriasis Day, they start an online petition to make a difference. “We are tired of the promises. We demand progress,” says Janina Kostiukaite, coordinator of World Psoriasis Day. “The countries that have approved the resolution on psoriasis must honor their commitments.”

IFPA’s World Psoriasis Day petition contains five key demands.

1. Changes in the perception of psoriatic disease

2. Ensure equal access to medicines

3. No more stigma

4. Promote holistic care

5. Preparation of the workforce

IFPA has set itself the ambitious goal of collecting 200,000 signatures by the end of 2021. This support is used to advocate better care for psoriasis at the national level. IFPA Executive Director Frida Dunger Johnsson said: “World Psoriasis Day is a great opportunity to advocate for those affected around the world. By joining forces, we can call on health ministers, governments and policymakers to access treatment By joining forces, we can ensure that people living with psoriasis are supported. “

Express your support. Sign the World Psoriasis Day petition below Share the link with friends and family. Join a global movement promoting psoriasis disease.

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Camille Lancelot
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Original content by: IFPA, transmitted by news aktuell

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