Skin health services in low-resource areas are available, accessible and effective for all patients, regardless of ethnicity, disability or social background.
Drawing on the expertise of ILDS Members, Partners and networks, the IFD aims to improve skin health and reduce skin health inequalities in low-resource areas through dermatological education and training, global health partnerships and the influencing of policy.
1 - Facilitate
Enable dermatology training at all health care levels in disadvantaged communities.
2 - Local solutions
Continue to support the RDTC in Moshi, Tanzania, and develop other means of achieving this mission.
3 - Improve
Improve the quality of care in dermatology and venereology in low-resource countries.
4 - Develop
Develop a team of experienced health professionals to work as teachers, lecturers, advisers, practitioners and mentors.
5 - Document
Document the needs of patients and requirements for staff and resources.
6 - Guidance
Establish treatment protocols and procedures to support healthcare providers and patients in the developing world.
7 - Disseminate
Initiate collaborative programmes between public and private organisations around the world.
8 - Encourage
Support research to improve the care of patients with skin disease.
9 - Promote
Enable better education and communication in developing countries.
10 - Contribute
Contribute to programmes that aim to help patients with skin diseases in low-resource areas.
IFD 2020-2023 Strategy
Learn more about the latest IFD Strategy and how we support healthcare workers and patients in under-served areas.Download PDF