GlobalSkin works on the principle that we will ally ourselves strategically with other organizations with whom we can partner to help us reach our aligned goals.
A key part of our work is building cross-sector alliances and working collaboratively with like-minded medical and health professionals, policy makers, academics, researchers and industry representatives to build patient-centred healthcare worldwide.
Our partners include our member patient organizations, our industry supporters and other professional and patient organizations that share our vision and/or that have goals aligned with ours.
Principles for industry support
In order to safeguard its values and those of its members, and to assure the independence of the patient voice in all its affairs, GlobalSkin adheres to the Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration.
The Consensus Framework was developed by the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO), in collaboration with the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), the World Medical Association (WMA) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
Derived from the individual codes of ethical practice and health policy positions of the supporting organizations, this Consensus Framework is based on four overarching principles:
- Putting patients first
- Supporting ethical research and innovation
- Ensuring independence and ethical conduct
- Promoting transparency and accountability
Healthcare Industry Partners
GlobalSkin is grateful to industry partners for supporting its mission to improve the lives of those affected by dermatological disorders around the world. Their commitment and generosity allow GlobalSkin to undertake many important initiatives each year, which directly helps patient leaders and the patients they serve.
GlobalSkin’s 2021 Year in Review provides a summary of its achievements.