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2022 Activities

Throughout 2022, the French Society of Dermatology, in partnership, with patient associations, hosted “online sharing days” where people with skin conditions can seek advice and guidance. In addition, they undertook a national multimedia campaign to raise awareness about skin health, reaching over 1.5 million people.

During 2022, Standing Voice, in partnership with the Irish Association of Dermatologists, hosted outreach clinics providing free dermatological care and sun protection kits to people living with albinism (PWAs) in Mchinji, Phalombe, Mulanje, Blantyre and Balaka, Malawi.


In 2022, the Sri Lanka College of Dermatologists undertook a poster and leaflet campaign in schools and public offices to raise awareness about leishmaniasis, including how to prevent the spread of the condition and access treatment.

Throughout January, the Brazilian Society of Dermatology campaigned through social media to raise awareness of leprosy, inform people about its severity, and emphasise the need for early diagnosis and treatment. There were 990 mentions of the campaign online, and the campaign hashtags reached 12 million users.


19 – 23 Jan , Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry, in partnership with Clinique Dermatologique, provided free skin checks and follow-up treatment to low-resource communities in Îles de Los, Guinea, to mark World Skin Health Day. They also hosted free workshops on a wide range of skin health issues during their online conference, open to healthcare professionals and students.


6 – 14 June, the Malagasy Society of Dermatology held scientific presentations and free workshops on atopic dermatitis, attended by global policy leaders, healthcare professionals, students and Malagasy Ministry of Health officials. They also undertook an outreach clinic in an underserved rural community in southern Madagascar, offering free dermatological care and treatment. They treated 303 patients in total.


23 July, the Dermatological Society of Singapore organised a virtual public forum to educate people about the skin conditions acne, rosacea and maskne.


Throughout October, the Brazilian Society of Dermatology undertook a multimedia campaign to raise awareness about psoriasis and access to health services. 


In October, Dermalawi, in partnership with the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, provided skin health awareness lectures and meals for rural, underserved communities, raising awareness on the importance of skin health, focusing on pellagra in particular and how it can be prevented using nixtamalisation.


5 October, the Association of Dermatovenereologists of Uzbekistan held a series of lectures on skin care for doctors and medical students.


14 October, the Australasian College of Dermatologists participated in a Speak My Language podcast aiming to empower people in different communities to access skincare and professional dermatology services.


November - December, Wolaita Sodo University, in collaboration with the Dermatological Society of South Africa, ran a multimedia campaign to raise awareness and address misconceptions about atopic dermatitis and eczematous disorders in Ethiopia. They also provided dermatological training, common skin conditions and tropical neglected skin diseases to five general practitioners in Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia.


Throughout December 2021, the Brazilian Society of Dermatology undertook a multimedia campaign to fight and prevent skin cancer, including television and radio broadcasts and online posts about skin cancer prevention and awareness. 


In December, the Dermatology Nurse Association produced a flyer on healthy skin as part of World Skin Health Day, shared with member societies, affiliate organisations and healthcare providers across the United States. They also ran a national social media campaign on skin health, including tips on caring for your skin.

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