Since 2009, IFPA and psoriasis associations worldwide have worked hard to put psoriasis on the agenda of the World Health Organization (WHO). During the 133rd meeting of the WHO Executive Board, a resolution on psoriasis was proposed and discussed, leading to unanimous adoption by the WHO Executive Board. This resulted in the resolution being put before the 67th World Health Assembly in May, 2014, where it was also approved.
To people who are suffering from psoriasis, the resolution is important because it will help to spread awareness and end stigma and discrimination worldwide. The resolution sends a powerful, global message that psoriasis is a serious non-communicable disease (NCD) that needs greater public awareness of its inflammatory nature, psychosocial impacts and shared risk factors with other, more deadly NCDs.
Thank you for all the interest and support you have shown for our worldwide campaign to achieve recognition of psoriasis by the WHO and its member states! This historic resolution is indeed a great step forward towards building a better world for people with psoriasis.
Please click here to read the resolution.
Please click here to read the Psoriasis Report, issued by the WHO Secretariat.
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