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The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) is a non-profit organization made up of national and regional psoriasis associations from around the world.

IFPA strives to be the global psoriasis advocacy organization. Its goals are to empower IFPA’s members, improve living conditions for patients, raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and cooperate with fellow stakeholders. Since its founding in 1971, IFPA has continuously sought to resolve the challenges facing the international psoriasis community.

Worldwide unity for people living with psoriasis
IFPA gives nonprofit psoriasis associations a global voice to campaign on behalf of people who have psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. IFPA provides the unity that strengthens everyone's ability to support research that will someday find a cause and a cure for these diseases.

Five Fast Facts About IFPA
The first and only unifying global voice that supports psoriasis associations in an area of ever increasing focus and high unmet need.

An organization that conducts cost effective, successful and high quality programs which are bringing together psoriasis associations, healthcare professionals and healthcare industry as demonstrated in activities like World Psoriasis Day and World Psoriasis and Psoriasis Arthritis Conference.

The global representative of 125 million people with psoriasis advocating for and responding to increased research in the area psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and related diseases

IFPA has helped establish and develop psoriasis associations in countries where they did not previously exist or they needed support

The majority of psoriasis associations around the world are members of IFPA

IFPA Vision
Achieve a world without suffering from psoriasis

IFPA Mission
Be the global psoriasis advocacy association, with a focus on empowering our members, improving living conditions for psoriasis patients, raising awareness and cooperating with fellow stakeholders.


1. Empower national psoriasis organizations by uniting them, strengthening their work and acting as their global voice.

2. Improve patients’ living conditions by advocating for correct diagnosis, universal access to treatment and less discrimination and stigmatization.

3. Raise psoriasis awareness through education, information and highlighting research results.

4. Cooperate with relevant psoriasis stakeholders, including medical and pharmaceutical actors.

The current IFPA Constitution was set at the General Assembly Meeting in Madrid 2013 and then added to at an Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly in Stockholm 2015.
Read the IFPA Constitution »

Since May 2012 IFPA is a proud member of IAPO - the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations.

Contact: IFPA Secretariat / Gustavslundsvägen 143 / 167 51 Bromma / SWEDEN ● E-mail: info@ifpa-pso.com
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