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World Psoriasis Day 2023: Let’s Unite for Action

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Rajesh Gupta, Patient Value Immunology & US Solutions

On October 29th, World Psoriasis Day, UCB will proudly unite with the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) and the global community to show our support for people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This annual awareness day is presented by IFPA and is observed in over 70 countries across the world. The theme for World Psoriasis Day 2023, set by IFPA, is "Access for All” which advocates that everyone living with psoriatic disease has access to quality care regardless of their income or geography.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects over 125 million people worldwide. An estimated 30% of people living with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, a progressive inflammatory disease that can cause joint swelling, pain, and stiffness, potentially leading to irreversible joint damage if not properly managed. These diseases are multifaceted with significant physical, emotional and psychological burdens on all aspects of daily life.

At UCB, we are steadfast in our commitment to enhancing the lives of those living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. We unite a diverse range of perspectives and scientific expertise, fostering collaborations with stakeholders, healthcare providers, and patient organizations to advance solutions. Our collective goal is to dismantle and eliminate the barriers to a better quality of life for individuals living with these diseases.

This World Psoriasis Day and every day, we are proud to stand alongside the global community to work towards our common goal for a healthier and more inclusive future for all those living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. On this day, we take the opportunity to thank the community for their collaboration, dedication and unwavering support to alleviate the burden caused by the challenges and uncertainties of these diseases.

The mission for World Psoriasis Day is multifold. We must continue to raise awareness and help build a wider understanding of these diseases and their impact. This year, join us in uniting for action and showing solidarity to people living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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