Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Saturday, July 21, 2018 02:22:32 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

World Vitiligo Day

photo by

By
25th-Jun-2018       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Life Desk  :
World Vitiligo Day is observed globally on the 25th June, pop singer Michael Jackson's death anniversary to raise awareness about this ignored skin disease. Vitiligo patients are subject to severe social stigma and sufferers also undergo psychological and emotional trauma as a result. Vitiligo is characterized by loss of normal skin color and light colored patches (more evident on darker skin) that progress over time. An estimated 100 million people suffer from this disease globally.
History of World Vitiligo Day
World Vitiligo Day was founded and first observed in 2011 by Ogo Maduewesi, founder of VITSAF (Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation) in Nigeria, and Yan Valle, CEO of the Vitiligo Research Foundation. The day was created to raise awareness and educate the general public about vitiligo, to educate health care personnel about care and treatment, as well as raise money for research and possible cure for the condition.
Since its establishment, the day is celebrated globally, raising awareness of the bullying, social stigma, disability and psychological trauma of the hundreds of persons worldwide who suffer from vitiligo.
'Vitiligo should be seriously researched with aim for a cure and should be made a part of national healthcare programs'
World Vitiligo Day is also referred to as "Vitiligo Awareness Day" or "Vitiligo Purple Fun day", which is the color chosen as Vitiligo Awareness Color. June25th was chosen to mark World Vitiligo Day as a tribute to pop singer Michael Jackson, who died on the 25th June 2009 and suffered from vitiligo.
Aims of World Vitiligo Day 2018
This year the campaign hopes to collect a million signatures addressed to the United Nations in order to
Afford recognition to this painfully ignored and debilitating disease with serious social and emotional complications
Urgent need to proceed with multipronged efforts aimed at newer and effective treatments and health-care education
Designate 25th June as the World Vitiligo Day to be celebrated by the United Nations and its Member States annually
Integrate vitiligo into national health care systems
Raise awareness about the condition on a global platform
Collect statistics from countries worldwide on prevalence of vitiligo
In fact the campaign this year hopes to gain global attention by highlighting youth affected by the condition and communicate hope for the future generation about the concerted efforts of the World Vitiligo Day.
The organizers believe that recognition of the disease would be the first step for more sustained efforts to be taken in order to achieve the desired results and much needed social change.
Ways in which public and health personnel can raise awareness
There are several ways we can do our bit to raise awareness about vitiligo
Share widely on social media such as Facebook and Twitter inspiring and educational messages using the hashtag #WorldVitiligoDay
Organize events within the community and speak on this condition and distribute information leaflets
Raising funds for research through sales of purple themed T-shirts, bracelets or other trinkets carrying catchy and educative messages
Get prominent personalities suffering vitiligo to speak about their journey and inspire countless sufferers to overcome this condition
Skin specialists and clinics can offer free check-ups and discounts for vitiligo patients on this day
Broadcasting programs on visual media with talks and discussions by doctors and experts; write-ups in the print media about this condition
Involve local administration to offer support for the campaign and make healthcare accessible to the poor and needy vitiligo patients
We can make personal contributions to the World Vitiligo Day campaign and show our solidarity
What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a skin disease that occurs when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in skin die or lose their function.
As a result the normal skin color is lost and the person develops pale, depigmented skin patches that can affect any part of the body, including the mouth, hair and eyes.
It is more noticeable in people with darker skin.
The condition is progressive. Treatments are available that may improve the appearance of the skin but presently there is no cure and it is a chronic lifelong condition and sufferers are often socially stigmatized.

Source-Medindia

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

World must be united to ensure trial of the genocide against Rohingya people


ROHINGYA refugees reaching Bangladesh said violence, including torture, persists against them in Myanmar and the overall environment remains "menacing" for ethnic and religious minorities. UN human rights investigators carried out the Rohingya's plight after a five-day visit to the refugee camp of Kutupalong in Cox's Bazar where they interviewed new ...

Football »

Mata salvages draw as Man Utd open North American tour


AFP, Los Angeles :Juan Mata grabbed the 78th minute equalizer as Manchester United opened their pre-season with a 1-1 draw against Club America on Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona.A header from Henry Martin in the 59th minute - past substitute goalkeeper Joel Pereira - had put Mexican outfit America in the ...

Entertainment »

Rituparna arrives Dhaka tomorrow for movie Jam


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :There was a family relationship between Kolkata’s popular film actress Rituparna Sengupta and Bangladeshi popular late hero Manna and his wife Shelly Manna. As a result, when Rituparna came to Bangladesh she always met Shelly Manna at her residence. Manna’s production house Kritanjali Chalachchitra is going to ...

International »

Parliament debates no-confidence motion against Modi`s govt


AP, New Delhi :Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi accused the government of failing to live up to its promises as the Indian Parliament on Friday debated a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.Gandhi, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, accused the government of ...

City »

Convenor of Nagorik Oikya Mahmudur Rahman Manna speaking at a press conference on


.

International »

Trump-Putin summit: Democrats call for interpreter to testify


BBC Online :US opposition politicians are calling for Donald Trump's interpreter to testify before Congress about his summit talks with Vladimir Putin.The lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Robert Menendez, called for Marina Gross to be subpoenaed to appear at the committee.Controversy has raged over the summit, with ...

Sports »

Minnesota United forward Christian Ramirez (21) is congratulated by teammate Alexi Gomez (32) after his goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against the New England Revolution in Minneapolis on Wednesday.


Sports »

Ciara (left) and Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson present the award for best female athlete to snowboarder Chloe Kim at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday in Los Angeles.


Editorial »

Wise men around the govt deliberately misinterpreting the judgement


THE government has been referring to a Supreme Court "order" on the reservation of 30 percent quota for the children of freedom fighters for the last few days, arguing that it cannot be changed. But the fact is that it was an observation of the court and the government has ...

City »

Teachers and students of the city`s Motijheel Ideal School and College showing victory (V) sign for brilliant results of the institution in the HSC examination on its campus on Thursday.


Entertainment »

Runa Laila receives Personality Award today


Entertainment Report :Internationally renowned singer Runa Laila is going to receive Personality Award today. She will receive the award at 6:00pm at Hotel Sonargaon. Since 1996 Shako Telefilm has been awarding different cultural personalities for their contributions. As a part of its continuation, Runa Laila will receive the award. Nazmul ...

City »

Bangladesh Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday demanding unconditional release and proper treatment of Begum Khaleda Zia.


Editorial »

Public money and gold are not safe, it is a national disgrace


Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday refuted the allegation that one of the gold bars kept in its highly secured vault by the customs department was adulterated. Following a report published by a vernacular daily that quoted Customs Intelligence Investigation Department report, the central bank comes up with the observation that "the ...

Football »

French World Cup victors show triumph of diversity: Obama


AFP, Johannesburg :Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France's World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.Speaking in Johannesburg to mark 100 years since Mandela's birth, Obama said that embracing diversity "delivers practical benefits since it ...

Football »

Maurizio Sarri, the new Chelsea soccer team manager, holds up a jersey during a press conference for his official presentation at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on Wednesday.


 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news