30 October 2019
The burden of psoriasis throughout the World is huge. The need to understand and uncover how psoriasis affects both the individual and society at large is in demand. The Global Psoriasis Atlas is a longterm project that seeks to become the ‘go-to’ evidence-based resource within the understanding of psoriasis and its effects on people and society all over the World.
Years of dedicated work has just led to the launch of the World’s first Global Psoriasis Atlas with the LEO Foundation as lead supporter. This important milestone means that, for the first time, experts and those living with psoriasis, can gain a greater understanding of the complex skin condition endured by so many people.
The landmark achievement has been accomplished by three leading worldwide organisations – the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and the International Psoriasis Council (IPC).
Supported by research work conducted at the University of Manchester and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, the interactive web platform will help construct a global picture of psoriasis.
By bringing together both the latest data and compelling insights from around the World, the platform will serve as a valuable source of information not only for researchers, policy makers and healthcare providers across the world but the many who live with the chronic condition. Access to all content is free of charge.
As well as serving as a transformational, educational and scientific tool, the Global Psoriasis Atlas also presents the human face of psoriasis, sharing first-hand experiences.