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IFD Project Update for 2022

Find out more about the IFD activities and projects in the last year. In 2022, the IFD distributed US$500,000 in funding and worked with a global network of partners to support the delivery of skin health initiatives in low-resource areas worldwide.

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2022 ILDS DermLink Grant Recipients Announced

Every year the ILDS awards DermLink grants to projects submitted by our Members. This year there are ten 2022 DermLink grant recipients from across the world, including Burundi, Fiji, Indonesia, and Madagascar.

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First global report on atopic dermatitis launched to provide insight into the worldwide prevalence and burden of the disease.

The first global report on atopic dermatitis has been published and summarizes the disease burden, geographical gaps in prevalence data, the impact on patients’ and their families’ lives as well as currently available treatments.

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Global Dermatology Coalition Launched to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with Dermatological Diseases Worldwide

Today, at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, the ILDS is pleased to share the announcement of the launch of the Global Dermatology Coalition. This Coalition brings together a multi-stakeholder group of like-minded organisations focused putting medical dermatology on the global health agenda.

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75th World Health Assembly

This week is the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. The ILDS holds official relations status with the World Health Organization (WHO) which allows us to attend the WHA and make statements to member states. This gives us the opportunity to champion dermatology and skin health and ensure its inclusion in global health policy.

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ILDS Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

We deplore the human casualties and tragic consequences of the war in Ukraine. The International League of Dermatological Societies Society (ILDS) stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and our local Member organisation, the Ukrainian Association of Dermatovenereologists.

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Navigating COVID-19: an update from Nigeria

This month’s update is from the Nigerian Association of Dermatologists (NAD), awarded a DermLink grant in 2020 to undertake their End Advanced Skin Cancer Scourge in Albinos Project (EASCAP). As part of this, Dr Nkechi Anne Enechukwu and her team provided dermatological care and skin cancer prevention training to Persons Living with Albinism (PWA) in Anambra State, Nigeria.

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Navigating COVID-19: an update from Nepal

The COVID-19 Pandemic has shifted the way we all work, live, and navigate the world. It has also highlighted and widened global inequalities, particularly the delivery of and access to healthcare services and education. As part of this series, we share updates from IFD Project Partners in Tajikistan, Nepal, Tanzania, and Mexico, among others, to look at how they have navigated these challenges.

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