World Atopic Eczema Day – September 14, 2024

Atopic Eczema is a skin disease that sits at the center of other health issues; it impacts mental health and leads to the development of other diseases. The disease is incredibly difficult for patients and their families, seriously impacting daily life. Whether you live with Atopic Eczema, care for someone with the condition, or are already actively involved with a patient association, your voice is important!

September 14 is World Atopic Eczema Day. Join us in this awareness day!


2024 Campaign Theme #AtopicEczemaUnfiltered

The Atopic Eczema Community comes together on September 14th to raise awareness for the disease, to speak up about the burden it has on patients and caregivers and to recognize the need for care and treatment that is reflective of the multidimensional nature of the disease.

On World Atopic Eczema Day 2024, we are exploring #AtopicEczemaUnfiltered. In a world where social media often presents a polished version of reality, the true challenges of living with chronic conditions like Atopic Eczema remain largely unseen and misunderstood. This campaign, which seeks to bring to the forefront the real experiences of those battling Atopic Eczema every day and will be dedicated to shedding light on the untold stories of Atopic Eczema patients. 

World Atopic Eczema Day Fund 2024

GlobalSkin created the World Atopic Eczema Day Fund to financially assist Member organizations in the planning and implementation of activities supporting this important day. We are pleased to offer this grant opportunity for the fifth year in a row.

We invite grant applications from our Member organizations in the lead-up to World Atopic Eczema Day. Applications that demonstrate how you will raise awareness of the disease and/or build community during World Atopic Eczema Day will be considered for funding.

Eligible Proposals can be funded up to $2,600 CAD.

Additional Funding Opportunity - Mental Health Category 

For the second year, GlobalSkin is offering the category of Mental Health with funding up to $600 CAD. Members may apply for the mental health fund in addition to the regular World Atopic Eczema Day funding categories for a total potential funding of $3200 CAD. 

2024 World Atopic Eczema Day Grant Timeline

  • Application Submissions: Monday, May 13 - Monday, June 3
  • Funding Approval Letters sent by: Friday, June 7
  • World Atopic Eczema Day: Saturday, September 14
  • Member Organization Reporting: Sunday, September 15 – Friday, October 18

Click here to see the application Guidelines.


Coming Soon: World Atopic Eczema Day 2024 Campaign Tools & Guide

GlobalSkin in partnership with the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) is currently developing the 2024 World Atopic Eczema Day Campaign Toolkit. It will contain all the tools needed to successfully implement your own campaign, as well as instructions on how to customize our graphics to include your organizations' branding. Please stay tuned for more updates on the campaign tools and guide for this year.

World Atopic Eczema Day initiatives are made possible through the generous support of our partners: