In celebration of World Health Day on 7th April 2023, and the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO), the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) has released a short video highlighting the importance of dermatology in global health.
In the video, ILDS board members and advisors discuss why skin health is a crucial aspect of the global health agenda. The video also discusses how ILDS is representing dermatology at the highest level through our ‘official relations’ status with the World Health Organization (WHO), championing dermatology and skin health to ensure its inclusion in global health policy. Don't miss out on this insightful discussion and share your thoughts in the comments below! #HealthforAll.
Dermatologists and uniquely positioned in global health because skin conditions are often the presenting sign of severe illness such as NTDs and Covid-19, we at the ILDS are a non-governmental organisation that has the privilege of being an official relation of the WHO and aim to improve skin health for the world through our active collaboration with the WHO.
Prof Lars French, ILDS President
Let's join in the effort in providing every patient, everywhere, with skin health
Dr Maria Ivonne Arellano Mendoz, ILDS Board Member