1st Int’l Conference on Vitiligo in West Africa
The Conference was held to expedite the transfer of scientific information and research results to practical applications, with the emphasis on the natural ways of managing vitiligo and living with this skin condition.
International, regional and Nigerian speakers shared their knowledge in vitiligo and skin imperfections. During the workshop session, delegates from health organizations and ministry of health had the opportunity to learn and understand all the basics of vitiligo as a benign and yet chronic and miserable condition.
At the workshop: Vitiligo Q&A
VRF CEO Yan Valle at the interview to a Nigerian TV station
A great team of VITSAF and local support group
I support the petition to designate June 25 as Vitiligo World Day and save millions of people worldwide from social isolation and persecution.
Is it possible to stop the progression of vitiligo?
Vitiligo is progressive in 73% of cases and regressive in 1.3%. We usually explain to the patients that progression depends on the modality of the disease spreading: l...
What causes vitiligo?
It remains unclear what causes damage to melanocytes and their subsequent total inactivation and/or disappearance in vitiligo skin. There are several theories; the mos...
I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
Although most cases of vitiligo are sporadic, familial clustering is not uncommon, and up to 20% of patients report on the affected relatives. In whites, the lifetime ...
How can I treat vitiligo?
Choosing a treatment for vitiligo can be difficult, sometimes overwhelming. In general, first-line therapy should be safe, effective, minimally invasive, and cost effi...