20 July 2022
In 2014, the 194 Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) voted unanimously to approve the World Health Assembly Resolution on Psoriasis (WHA67.9). In doing so, they recognized psoriatic disease as a serious noncommunicable disease (NCD) and committed to increasing their efforts to fight the stigma and unnecessary exclusion suffered by people living with psoriatic disease.
And yet, eight years later, improvement is still needed in numerous critical areas: awareness about psoriatic disease, support, equality of access and effective treatment.
This briefing book is part of a suite of actions from IFPA, the international federation of psoriatic disease associations, to progress critical conversations around the unmet needs of people living with and affected by psoriatic disease in Europe. The briefing book presents an overview of the region’s individual and societal burden of psoriatic disease. It offers evidence-based insights for thought leaders to draw on when discussing future priorities and changing the agenda for better care and support for Europeans living with psoriatic disease.
The Resolution on Psoriasis and the recent World Psoriasis Day 2021 United – Now Act petition are key milestones on the journey towards improved health and well-being for everyone living with psoriatic disease in Europe. We can make a difference by taking each step together, united.