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The International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (IADPO) is a unique global alliance, committed to improving the lives of skin patients worldwide. We nurture relationships with members, partners and all involved in healthcare ─ building dialogue with decision-makers around the globe to promote patient-centered healthcare.

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The Power of the Patient Voice

People living with dermatological conditions face stigma, shame and other psychosocial challenges in addition to the physical symptoms of their disease. The International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations (IADPO) is committed to ensuring the patient voice is clearly heard by health authorities, policy makers and payers around the globe.

IADPO’s advocacy efforts focus on:

  • Initiating dialogue and advocating for access to new and existing treatments, and dermatological care to improve patients’ quality of life; and
  • Raising the awareness of the incidence of, and the challenges for, people living with serious dermatological diseases to create better understanding.

IADPO’s two-level approach to advocacy:

1. Country/RegionAudience10 web

Patient organizations are typically a trusted voice amongst government officials, private payers and the public in their home country or region. IADPO empowers your patient organization to advocate in your country or region by strengthening your advocacy capacity through training, mentoring, tools and supportive data.

2. International

Varghese and Christine webRepresenting its members, IADPO has been appealing as one voice to the World Health Organization and other key global influencers to recognize the debilitating nature of many dermatological diseases so that more resources are forthcoming for research and treatment options.

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International Alliance of Dermatology
Patient Organizations
Ottawa, Canada

Phone: +1 613  422 1430