WPD is an evolving project
with more and more individuals, experts and patient
associations from around the world getting involved
over time. The aims for WPD were defined by the Steering
Committee as follows:
awareness about psoriasis: World Psoriasis Day communication
and activities should for example explain that psoriasis
is a non contagious skin condition that can affect anybody
and that people with psoriasis are really no different
inside from anyone else. The World Psoriasis Day project
should also aim to dispel myths about the condition.
healthcare decision makers to give psoriasis suffers
better access to the most appropriate therapies for
their condition: World Psoriasis Day should aim
to encourage healthcare decision makers for example
governments, physicians, carers and all those responsible
for psoriasis care/ medicines to allow psoriasis sufferers
access to all the most appropriate therapies. For too
long psoriasis has not been seen as a priority with
patients not always getting access to the most appropriate
therapies for their condition.
relevant information and knowledge to interested parties:
World Psoriasis Day should aim to provide information
and knowledge to those who are affected by psoriasis/
psoriatic arthritis as well as the general public, in
order that people can be better informed about the condition,
develop a better understanding, enabling them to be
more confident to speak about it.
a patient voice platform: World Psoriasis Day should
provide a platform from which the 'patient voice' can
be heard and from which people with psoriasis can be
encouraged to speak out about their needs and wants.