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PRESS RELEASE

1 September 2017 – At the 67th Regional Committee of WHO Africa, IFPA advocates for psoriasis in the African and Global NCD agenda

 

  • The WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) in collaboration with IFPA organized a Side Event at the 67th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa which is held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
  • The Side Event raised awareness of the Resolution WHA 67.9 and the WHO Global report on psoriasis and the need for early screening of psoriasis patients for comorbidities, especially diabetes and CVDs and providing early diagnosis and care for people living with psoriasis.
  • Psoriasis takes a heavy mental, social and economic toll on over 125 million people worldwide.
  • To address the disease’s impact, IFPA has officially launched the Global Psoriasis Coalition to unite stakeholders across borders, disease areas and sectors.

Read here the entire press release on IFPA WHO AFRO side event.