For over a decade, World Psoriasis Day has been held on October 29th as a way to raise awareness of psoriasis – a systemic, immune-mediated inflammatory condition affecting the skin, which impacts over 125 million people worldwide. Psoriasis is also associated with numerous inflammatory comorbidities at sites remote from the skin.
This year the aims of World Psoriasis Day are to:
Raise awareness of the effect psoriasis has on people’s lives physically, socially, emotionally and financially
Spread information about psoriasis, dispel common myths and answer questions
Improve access to treatment by addressing key health decision-makers (national governments, policy-makers and healthcare providers)
Give the psoriasis community a voice by providing an opportunity for the psoriasis community to speak out from a common platform and have its voice heard
In honor of World Psoriasis Day, our team at MEDUCOM took to the streets in orange and blue to raise awareness of this day. Join us in spreading the word and recognizing the impact psoriatic disease has on those affected.