IFPA's most significant advocacy achievement
26 May 2014
Before 2014, was absent from the international agenda. Very few policy-makers had ever heard about the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s website provided almost no info on it. Few took psoriasis seriously.
So IFPA set an ambitious target: to get the WHO to approve an official Resolution on psoriasis. This would be a powerful signal to states around the world to take action on psoriasis.
In May 2014, the 67th World Health Assembly officially adopted Resolution WHA 67.9.
This Resolution is the only international resolution focusing solely on psoriasis. It states that psoriasis:
Because of this, the Resolution is a historic milestone for the global psoriasis community.