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Uniting with the Community for World Psoriasis Day 2022

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Rajesh Gupta, Patient Value Immunology & US Solutions

Each year on October 29, the global community unites for World Psoriasis Day to raise awareness, spread information and increase knowledge about psoriatic disease. UCB is proud to support this day, led by the International Federation of Psoriatic Disease Associations (IFPA). Each year, World Psoriasis Day, takes a different theme to highlight the many aspects of this disease, with this year’s focus being on mental health. 

Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are multifaceted conditions affecting multiple parts of the body, like the skin, joints, or both. People living with these conditions can come at an increased risk of developing co-morbidities such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Living with these physical symptoms and risks can be debilitating and can cause a significant social and emotional burden, impacting mental health and quality of life. Approximately 125 million people worldwide are living with psoriasis. An estimated 30% of people with psoriasis go on to develop psoriatic arthritis. 

Mental health is recognized as an integral part of health and well-being. Raising awareness and educating on the wider impact of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can increase understanding and help ease the stigma associated with these conditions. At UCB, we have a long-term commitment to help improve the lives of people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. By uniting with the community to address unmet needs, support clinical research and build strong, collaborative advocacy partnerships, we aim to make a meaningful difference. 

We look forward to a future where the people living with these conditions can unload the burden caused by the challenges and uncertainties of disease. 

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Posted by Leah Howard, JD, 28 October 2022

As CEO of the National Psoriasis Foundation, I want to thank you for highlighting the significant burden of living with psoriatic disease. We share your optimism for the future and invite anyone living with or caring for someone living impacted by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis to take advantage of NPF's free resources and support at psoriasis.org. Together, we will achieve our vision of a life free of psoriatic disease and their burdens.