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We were pleased to see an increase in the number of DermLink applications submitted this year, more than double the number received in 2017. Applications were made under three categories; materials and equipment, individual training, and field or community projects. This year’s successful projects are listed below.
Materials and Equipment
Purchase of a projector to enhance the learning experience of students and patients both inside a clinical setting and in the field (Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists)
Purchase of a cryotherapy liquid nitrogen container and binocular microscope to diagnose and treat fungal and parasitic infections (Caribbean Dermatology Association)
Attendance of HIV and STI training programme to improve diagnosis and treatment (Philippine Dermatological Society)
Support to study Dermatopathology (Society of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists of Nepal)
Field or Community Projects
To improve the lives of people with leprosy through education, treatment and research (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists)
An educational programme to reduce the prevalence of scabies being transmitted in secondary school populations (Nigerian Association of Dermatologists)
There were so many interesting projects submitted this year that we are looking to grow the programme in the future.
ILDS DermLink 2019 will open for applications at the end of the year. More details about how to apply can be found here.