ABOUT WORLD SKIN HEALTH DAY
World Skin Health Day is a joint project of the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and the International Society of Dermatology (ISD).
Since 2013, World Skin Health Day has been taking place across the world to raise awareness of and treat a diverse range of skin conditions.
Skin disease is one of the most common human illnesses. According to the World Health Organization, over 900 million people are affected by skin diseases around the world at any time. Also, the WHO International Classification of Diseases 11th Revision (ICD-11) includes more than 2,000 skin or skin-related illnesses.
Taking part in World Skin Health Day helps to raise awareness about the wide-ranging impact of skin disease, as well as supporting people needing treatment in their local communities.
The goal of World Skin Health Day is to recognise and promote skin health around the world.
The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) is a non-governmental organisation that promotes the improvement of dermatological care, education and science across the world. We bring together over 160 member societies from more than 80 countries. The ILDS has access to the experience of more than 100,000 dermatologists. We celebrate and share the broad range of approaches to skin health and disease that exist throughout the world.
The International Society of Dermatology was founded by Drs. Aldo Castellani and Frederick Reiss in 1959. The organization was initially the "International Society of Tropical Dermatology". The Society had a particular interest in global dermatology and tropical skin diseases but also had a broad interest in all aspects of dermatology as basic sciences, venereology and public health and in teaching dermatology in developing countries.