Global Dermatology Coalition officially launched
The International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (GlobalSkin), International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and International Alliance of Patient Organizations (IAPO) co-hosted an informal side-event during the World Health Assembly on May 25, 2022. Improving Health Outcomes for People Living with Dermatological Diseases Worldwide focused attention on the considerable physical, emotional and social toll associated with living with a life-long skin condition and explored the wider costs for society resulting from the low policy ranking given to these conditions. We discussed the multi-stakeholder actions needed to change this reality and highlighted concrete solutions that are underway to elevate medical dermatology on the global health policy agenda. During the event the Global Dermatology Coalition was officially announced by Marc Yale, Global Dermatology Coalition Steering Committee Chair.
- Global Coordination Mechanism on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), World Health Organization presented and expressed support for the Coalition’s objectives.
- Full room of approximately 30 people included patient advocates, HCPs, WHO, government representatives, industry
- Multi-stakeholder speakers included: Tanzanian Health Ministry, WHO, Lupus Europe, ILDS, GlobalSkin
- Connections made in several priority areas of the WHO and country delegations which can be explored for pursuing the Coalition’s goals.