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Active Vitiligo Support in Africa
In recent times so much has been happening in the World of Vitiligo. Its really a welcomed development as clinical and psychosocial Research continues in different parts of the World, more and more Dermatologists picking interest in Vitiligo, starting support groups for patients as well.
As that continues, we the Patient leaders are working from our different regions and countries to bring support groups together for more impact and for recognition due Vitiligo from the medical/health community. Truly, so much of what we Patient leaders desire cannot happen until we work for it.
If there one interesting development today in Dermatology meetings, it is including patient organisation and bringing them on from planning levels. I first saw this at EADV Copenhagen 2015.
In November 2015, I was invited to Vitiligo MasterClass in Israel organised by Vitiligo Research Foundation and Israeli Society of Dermatology and Venerology.
At a recent meeting in Vancouver (Canada), leaders of vitiligo support organizations from 5 continents established a World Vitiligo Alliance, and invite leaders of other organizations to join. This is a major development in vitiligo area and more details will be released soon at www.worldvitiligoalliance.org