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IFPA has asked its 44 member associations to conduct a survey on stigmatization and discrimination in their countries, to highlight where the main problem areas are, and what can be done about them. Preliminary results show, for example, that social stigmatization is a major problem for many young people in school, and that they refrain from taking part in many activities as a result, or are even discouraged to participate. Action needs to be taken so that these young people, and others, do not suffer needlessly because of myths and misconceptions regarding their disease. Results of the survey will be presented at the 3rd World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference in Stockholm in June 2012.

World Psoriasis Day World

Psoriasis Day, October 29, is an international event to raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. With activities on all inhabited continents, it sets out to give people with psoriasis a global voice so that they will be heard and, hopefully, also understood, by health authorities, policy makers and the public.

Source: International Federation of Psoriasis Associations