World Vitiligo Day 2015 in Kazakhstan
Celebrations at 'Vitiligo School' in Shymkent (Kazakhstan) was organized by Dr. Aliya Kassumkhanova, MD, and colleagues from the Regional Dermatovenereology Hospital.
Another World Vitiligo Day event was organized in Almaty by 'SOS Center of Dermatocosmetology' and State Institute of Continuous Medical Education that included lectures, demos and discussions. A new data on vitiligo prevalence and Quality of Life of Vitiligo patients in Kazakhstan was presented by Dr. Asel Markabaeva.
Thanks to specialists and enthusiasts supported by the regional healthcare system, Kazakhstan has become a leading center for vitiligo research, treatment, education and patient support in the Central Asia and CIS countries.
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
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