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IFPA International Federation of Psoriasis Associations

Gustavslundsvägen 143, Bromma, Sweden
Nonprofit Organization



Worldwide unity for people living with psoriasis The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) is a non-profit organization made up of psoriasis associations from around the world.

IFPA is a global psoriasis advocacy organization. Its goals are to empower IFPA’s members, improve living conditions for patients, raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and cooperate with fellow stakeholders. Since its founding in 1971, IFPA has continuously sought to resolve the challenges facing the international psoriasis community.



Among the common myths about psoriasis – the one that imposes low costs on individuals and society! The reality is that people living with psoriasis often face high out-of-pocket costs for getting the suitable treatment, as medication can be expensive or not covered by health insurance. Universal Health Coverage is the theme of today’s World Health Day and our message is clear – care for people with psoriasis needs to be part of universal health coverage schemes !

The commitment that world’s leaders took in 2015 through the adoption of the SDGs, aims at dramatically increase access to essential health-care services. Meeting this global commitment would have a significant impact on improving the lives of people, especially those with chronic conditions such as psoriasis. For over 125 million people living with psoriasis, access to early diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and early screening for comorbidities are necessary steps for increased quality of life and avoidance of needles suffering. Join us in marking today’s World Health Day in conveying the message!

Today we're celebrating #InternationalDayOfHappiness! Take action to make yourself happy – here are 5 tips to manage #psoriasis from the inside out: #HappinessForPsoriasis

Did you know that people with #psoriasis in one of the world’s happiest countries Norway report one of the biggest #happiness gaps? Help us to raise awareness and change the way the world sees psoriasis: #HappinesForPsoriasis

#Psoriasis is much more than a skin condition. Its impact on #happiness and quality of life is often overlooked - but we can change that! The World Psoriasis Happiness Report is the first global report highlighting how psoriasis impacts happiness across nations. Find out more:

If we can prevent and control psoriasis, we can help further the global fight against #NCDs. Aside from being a complex and painful non-communicable disease, #psoriasis is also connected to several other serious conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and depression. By helping the world understand how psoriasis affects people's lives, we can help global leaders make psoriasis a priority in their fight against NCDs. Find out more here:

#InternationalDayofHappiness is just around the corner! Why does measuring the #happiness level of people living with psoriasis matter? Check out what happiness expert Meik Wiking has to say!

We are pleased to announce that after continuing strong interest, the deadline to submit abstracts to the 5th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference has been extended! The new deadline to submit abstracts is March 14th at 11:59 PM CET. Authors are invited to submit their abstracts online.

Early registration for the 5th World Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Conference is open until 28 February. For more information and registration, please visit our website.

The World Psoriasis Happiness Report is out, and it contains some surprising insights about how psoriasis impacts happiness on a global scale: People living with psoriasis experience higher levels of stress and social isolation. 74% feel there isn't enough public awareness about the condition. Find out more in the report here:

All of us at IFPA wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018! Please note that IFPA Secretariat is closed over holidays and will re-open on 8 January.

Women are more negatively impacted by psoriasis than men. According to The World Psoriasis Happiness Report, women experience higher levels of stress, loneliness and social isolation. Find out more in the full report here:"


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