What are IFPA’s priorities for World Psoriasis Day and how does this year’s theme of “United” drive action in the psoriasis community?
Janina Kostiukaite, project developer: World Psoriasis Day has become the leading platform for increasing awareness around psoriatic disease and driving political action. This year, we developed a petition to collect signatures from people with psoriatic disease and allies of those living with disease. The goal of the petition is to show the magnitude of unity and tell members of the community that they are not alone. We are stronger when we are united together.
Frida Dunger Johnsson, executive director: Throughout this three-year campaign, our final program on “Unity” ties the program together and strengthens our forces. Our goal with the petition is to spread the message as wide as we can and obtain 200,000 signatures by the end of 2021. For the United Nations High Level Meeting in September 2025 we aim to bring 500,000 signatures to advocate for a more inclusive noncommunicable disease agenda that takes into account the priorities of the psoriatic disease community.