Absolute support, extensive awareness, enlightenment and advocate for those living with Vitiligo, for their Rights and well-being
Active Vitiligo Support in Africa

Strategic Vision and Mission Statement for the new phase

Strategic Vision and Mission Statement for the new phase

August 12, 2013

Strategic Vision and Mission Statement for the new phase

As we work towards our 5th anniversary, we have reviewed and positioning ourselves for the next phase. We have tried it in several ways, what we thought was the greatest need we found out we cannot tackle the way we thought especially setting up a treatment center.
Its has become very clear that Social Exclusion and no Rights especially to health, Social Life and dignity is a critical area that we really need to give attention as we work towards our set goals and objectives.

OUR MISSION

  • We improve Quality of Life's (QoL) of individuals and their families living with Vitiligo, altered images & skin health by providing absolute support, extensive awareness/enlightenment and advocate for their Rights and well-being

OUR VISION

  • Our vision is a world in which every vitiligo & altered image patient attains the right to dignity, health, social inclusion and participation

Our Objectives are to:

  • Establish a Vitiligo Resource/Support Centre (for info, help and absolute support)
  • Awaken consciousness about vitiligo and willingness to act amongst the medical & health community.
  • Support Lab-based scientific analysis to clinical trials that leads to the design of treatments for vitiligo and other skin diseases.
  • Create extensive public awareness & enlightenment to reduce misconceptions, stigmatization and discrimination against people with vitiligo in local communities in Nigeria, West Africa and beyond.
  • Investigate, monitor, document and disseminate the various forms of abuses, discrimination and violation of the rights of people with vitiligo in West Africa.
  • Actively promote and advocate for change in government policies and programmes to stop the stigma and discrimination against people with vitiligo in Nigeria.
  • Motivate behavior change around altered image and unusual visual appearance through Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials.
  • Economically empower and build confidence of primarily women with vitiligo and altered image in West Africa.
  • Use various social media to connect investigators, support groups, vitiligo treatment providers and people with vitiligo and other skin diseases.
  • Support the formation of vitiligo support groups and networking of people with vitiligo in Africa and others across the globe.
  • Convene annual World Vitiligo Day – 25th June.