Brazilian Society of Dermatology
Provision of access to high-quality sun protection, medical care and psychosocial support, and to promote social inclusion for persons with Albinism in Bie Province, central Angola. Longer term, the project aims to build the capacity of local health professionals, and will be sustained by working in partnership with existing NGOs in the region.
Dutch Society of Dermatology and Venerology (NVDV)
Indonesian and international dermatologists to deliver training to frontline healthcare workers on the remote island of Sumba in southern Indonesia, to help them diagnose and manage skin NTDs (neglected tropical diseases) and common skin diseases in their patients. This project will be sustained in the longer term by the development of a tele-dermatology service for local clinics to use.
British Dermatological Nursing Group
An exploratory project to examine the facilities and clinical resources available for people with podoconiosis in south-west Ethiopia where the condition is common. The project aims to develop more effective simple clinical interventions using less water resources.
Colegio Ibero-Latinoamericano de Dermatología (CILAD)
Lectures to local doctors and health care workers in the Dominican Republic on the diagnosis and initial treatment of skin diseases, together with a free clinic for the local population, delivered by visiting dermatologists from CILAD.
Association of Professors of Dermatology (APD)
To develop cross-border “south-south cooperation” between Nepalese and Tajik dermatologists to advance dermatology knowledge and provision in Tajikistan through training and tele-dermatology services.
Turkish Society of Dermatology (TSD)
Raising awareness about skin cancer and sun protection through a multimedia campaign and educational workshops amongst farming communities in Turkey. As part of this, they developed educational resources and distributed protective equipment to farmers, including wide brim hats and sunscreen.
Bulgarian Dermatological Society
The aim of the Bulgarian Dermatological Society’s project is to treat and prevent skin diseases and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by providing free dermatological examinations and STI testing to refugees and migrants from North Africa and the Middle East living in displaced persons camps in Bulgaria.
Society of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology of Nepal (SODVELON)
Delivered monthly education sessions to low-paid workers at a spinning mill on how to treat and prevent superficial dermatophytosis (tinea). They also offered free consultations for workers with existing skin conditions. The project, part-funded by the ILDS DermLink grant, is needed because of rapidly increasing incidences of superficial fungal infections, which are becoming resistant to treatment.