World Psoriasis Day is an annual day led by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, dedicated to people living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. It is celebrated on October 29, and the aim is to:
- Raise awareness
Psoriasis affects millions of people around the world – not just physically, but also socially, emotionally and financially. World Psoriasis Day aims to raise the profile of this debilitating disease and increase awareness of the effect it has on people’s lives.
- Spread information
For many, psoriasis is still a relatively unknown disease. On World Psoriasis Day, we spread information about psoriasis, dispel common myths and answer questions. We also inform patients about their own condition, so they can feel empowered to speak about it.
- Improve access to treatment
On World Psoriasis Day, we lobby to give people with psoriasis better access to appropriate, affordable treatment. That’s why we specifically address key health decision-makers like national governments, policy-makers and healthcare providers that day.
- Give the psoriasis community a voice
Many people living with psoriasis may struggle to get the world to listen to their needs. World Psoriasis Day is an opportunity for the psoriasis community to speak out from a common platform – and have its voice heard.