ILDS Strategic Review 2015-2019
<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img src="https://ilds.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/strategy-review.png" alt="" class="wp-image-8653"/></figure> <p>Since 2015, we have built on the leadership and achievements of those that have shaped global dermatology over the last 130 years. We are particularly proud of the following highlights:</p>
- The 24<sup>th</sup> World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) held in Milan, Italy in June 2019. This was a fantastic success and a truly unique global event attended by over 16,000 delegates from 145 countries.
- Our collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to strengthen, with the ILDS re-admitted into official relations with the WHO in 2019.
- The growth of the World Skin Health Day campaign since its relaunch in 2017. This campaign touched the lives of more than 9 million people in 2019. The development of a clear and recognisable brand which has helped raise awareness of the ILDS’ objectives and goals. We have also improved our communications channels including the launch of our new website and newsletter in 2018, and the expansion of our social media content.
- The growth in our membership and increasing member engagement which improves our understanding of and ability to represent global skin health needs.
- Increased support for humanitarian projects in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America
- Global educational activities, including our flagship event, the World Congress of Dermatology
- Global health policy and research activities in collaboration with the World Health Organization and other like-minded partners in relevant skin health areas
- Capacity building and supporting improvements in skin health in under-served regions through the International Foundation for Dermatology
- Globally relevant campaigns to raise awareness of skin health
- A focus on member engagement and member support, as well as developing a globally representative membership
- Developing global networks and partnerships focused on education and care
- Meaningful collaboration and advocacy activities with patients’ organisations to ensure that the work we do considers patients’ perspectives