World Psoriasis Day is an annual day specially dedicated to people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Originated by patients for patients, World Psoriasis Day is a global event aiming to give a voice to the 125 million people with psoriasis.
On October 29 2014 the International Federation of Psoriasis Association, IFPA, and its members associations and support groups perform activities all over the world to raise awareness about psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a common, chronic, relapsing, immune-mediated, inflammatory disorder with primary involvement of the skin and a strong genetic predisposition. The disease onset usually occurs in younger ages. Psoriasis affects two to three percent of the world’s population. It can develop in males or females of any ethnicity or age. It often appears between the ages of 15 and 35, although it can strike at any age including infants and the elderly.
The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) is a non profit organization made up of psoriasis associations from around the world. You can find out more information here.
Participate in the The IFPA global survey to help IFPA and psoriasis patient associations identify effective strategies.