World Vitiligo Day Proclamations
To celebrate the World Vitiligo Day in Detroit, Michigan Governor Mr. Rick Snyder and Mayor Mr. Dave Bing sent over official proclamations, with acknowledgment of the dedication to vitiligo care of the Henry Ford Hospital’s dermatology department, the Southeast Michigan Vitiligo Support Group and Vitiligo Research Foundation.
We are proud of the leadership demonstrated by Henry Ford Hospital, Governor and city leaders to advance progress in the area of the neglected disease that affects nearly a hundred million people worldwide.
VR Foundation looks forward to working with the City of Detroit and Henry Ford Health System in the years to come and hope that it will bring people touched by vitiligo the services they need to manage this devastating disease.
We cannot thank everyone enough for their time and efforts in putting all of this together. What an amazing week this has been – right here in Detroit, the symbol of American renewal and determination!
I support the petition to designate June 25 as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.
What is coming?
XXIII Master Class in Cuba
will be held as a part of INDERCOS Winter Meeting, in collaboration with Cuban Vitiligo Support and Research Group. International and national expert speakers will di...16 November 2017 09:00, Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Habana, Cuba
High-level Meeting on the Asian and Pacific Decade of People With Disabilities
The UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in cooperation with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF), is organizing the High-lev...27 November 2017 09:00, Beijing, China
Is there a special diet for vitiligo?
We have specifically looked into claims that some food supplements or special diet may ease symptoms of vitiligo, or completely reverse it, and found no firm scientifi...
Can chemicals cause vitiligo?
Yes, certain chemicals can, indeed, induce or worsen vitiligo. Most commonly they include phenols, such as 4-tertiary-butyl phenol (4-TBP, found in adhesives) or 4-ter...
Will it spread?
The condition varies from person to person. Some people only get a few small, white patches that progress no further. Other people get bigger white patches that join u...
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...