The International Foundation for Dermatology (IFD) was created in 1987 to carry out the humanitarian work of the ILDS.
The ILDS strategic vision encompasses skin health more broadly but the IFD focuses on initiatives to support low-resource areas. The Foundation endeavours to support innovation, generate new partnerships and develop more ways of working collaboratively to achieve our vision of skin health services in low-resource areas that are available, accessible and effective for all patients, regardless of ethnicity, disability or social background.
The IFD supports projects in Africa, Asia Pacific and South America and is critical to helping ILDS achieve our goal of skin health for the world.
Projects and Programmes
The ILDS supports a diverse range of projects and programmes through our grants and the work of the IFD. This includes the Regional Dermatology Training Centre in Tanzania and the Community Skin Health journal, as well as projects in Argentina, Cambodia and Mexico to name a few.
Partnerships and Networks
Strengthening partnerships and networks facilitates the development of innovative ideas, knowledge transfer and understanding between groups and individuals with shared as well as different experiences. Learn more about our exciting partnerships with GLODERM and the NTD NGO Network
Together with our Members, Partners and project leaders, we work to deliver projects that have a meaningful impact on the lives of dermatology patients around the world, particularly those in under-served communities
Dr Claire Fuller, IFD Chair
Learn more about the IFD's principles, as well as our vision and missionLearn More
Support the IFD
The work of the International Foundation for Dermatology (IFD) plays an important part in achieving the ILDS’ vision of attaining the best possible skin health for all people around the world. This would not be possible without the generous contributions of our supporters.