The Global Psoriasis Atlas (GPA) is the leading epidemiological web-based resource on psoriasis globally; thus informing research, policy and heath care provision for the disease worldwide. It seeks to drive continuous improvement in the understanding of psoriasis and to uncover how it affects both the individual and society at large.
The GPA is a joint project of the ILDS, International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and International Psoriasis Council (IPC).
The aim is to document and use global and regional health care data for psoriasis in order to identify the global burden of psoriasis. The GPA will leverage existing data from publications and registries; where gaps are identified additional studies will be commissioned. The GPA is a long term project that seeks to drive continuous improvement in the understanding of psoriasis and to uncover how it affects both the individual and society at large. Whilst the first edition of the GPA will focus on the incidence and prevalence of psoriasis, future additions will be expanded to include access to treatment, comorbidities and cost to society.
The Global Psoriasis Atlas had many successes in its first few years, including:
As a result of this success, ongoing funding has been secured.
We are continuing to lead strategic thinking on vitiligo and atopic dermatitis at a global level and with the WHO. We are developing plans to include these skin diseases in future initiatives
The Global Psoriasis Atlas website has a wealth of Psoriasis data and resources. Meet the Team and learn more about their work and how you can be involved.Explore the GPA website