Global Dermatology Coalition Launched to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with Dermatological Diseases Worldwide
During the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva (22nd-28th May 2022) the formation of the Global Dermatology Coalition was announced.
A patient-led multi-stakeholder group of like-minded organizations – including dermatology patient organizations, health care professionals (dermatologists and dermatology nurses), researchers, and industry – have announced the formation of the Global Dermatology Coalition. The Coalition was launched during the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva (22nd-28th May 2022) , as a first step in changing perceptions about the often-severe impacts of skin diseases and elevating their prioritization in health policy both at global and country levels. The shared mission of the Coalition is to improve patient outcomes globally by raising awareness of the impact of dermatological diseases and increasing the healthcare prioritisation of these conditions.
The Global Dermatology Coalition will advocate to the World Health Organization and other decision makers globally. The multi-stakeholder group is focused on improving patient outcomes globally by raising awareness of the burdensome and multi-faceted impacts of these conditions.
Speaking at the launch, Professor Luca Borradori, ILDS Board Member and healthcare professional representative for the Global Dermatology Coalition Steering Committee stated “The ILDS is committed to representing dermatology professionals, including representing over 191 member organisations from more than 90 countries, working with patient organisations to improve skin health for patients all around the world. As a founding partner of the Global Dermatology Coalition, we look forward to utilising resources to foster collaboration, strengthen partnerships, develop networks to facilitate opportunities to raise awareness of the cross-cutting nature of skin health and impact global health policy. The ILDS is committed to the inclusion of the patient voice in our work; this coalition is part of a meaningful engagement in achieving that goal, and to improve the health and quality of life for patients.”
For more information visit: https://globalskin.org/GlobalDermatologyCoalition