As the World Vitiligo Day begins in the East, we receive first reports and photos from this global awareness campaign. In China, hundreds of vehement volunteers spread raise awareness for vitiligo in addition to 12 major hospitals receiving many patients. In Italy, 15 Dermatology Departments are already opened for free consultation with vitiligo patients, and Marie Claire Magazine published a special article on vitiligo.
This photo received from celebrations in Shymkent (Kazakhstan) by Dr. Aliya Kassymkhanova and colleagues at the 'Vitiligo School' meeting. In Brazil, a team of Prof. Cunha and 50+ volunteers are getting ready to join the action in just a few hours.
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