Two of our articles on the World Vitiligo Day campaign published in the prestigious "Dermatologic Therapy" by Whiley, - a top name in education, with a 200-year heritage of quality publishing.
- How the Globe Celebrated World Vitiligo Day 2019
- World Vitiligo Day – a grassroots campaign to improve the quality of life of vitiligo patients
World Vitiligo Day has once again swept the globe in a day of celebration and action in support of the estimated 100 million vitiligo sufferers worldwide.
A week-long World Vitiligo Day campaign culminates efforts of numerous activists around the world to bring this once forgotten skin disease to the attention of general public, healthcare system and biopharma industry. The campaign international headquarters moves across the globe each year, this year coming to Hanoi, Vietnam. Support for the event is huge and over half a million people from across the world have now signed a petition that asks the UN Secretary General to officially designate June 25th as World Vitiligo Day. There is still much work to be done and WVD activists aim to have the day recognized by the UN General Assembly and instill change in the national healthcare policies of the UN member states.
- Is there a traditional medicine to treat vitiligo?
Traditional medicines may be helpful in chronic, metabolic, and stress-related conditions early in the disease manifestation, before extensive tissue and organ damage has occurr...
- What tests should be done?
A well-trained dermatologist should be able to diagnose vitiligo and distinguish it from contact leukoderma or more than twenty other conditions with similar skin appearance bas...
- I have vitiligo: will my children have vitiligo, too?
Children born to parents who both have the disorder are more likely to develop vitiligo. However, most children will not get vitiligo even if one parent has it. In children wit...
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Though it is not always easy to treat vitiligo, there is much to be gained by clearly understanding the diagnosis, the future implications, treatment options and their outcomes.
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