Welcome to Under the Spotlight!
As President of the International Federation of Psoriasis
Associations (IFPA), I would like to introduce a unique initiative,
which we had great pleasure in launching on World Psoriasis Day
Under the Spotlight is a unique series of documentaries featuring
people living with psoriasis from around the globe. These brave and
generous people have let a documentary camera crew, into their
lives and have talked openly and honestly about how they feel their
psoriasis has affected them. They hope that through telling their
stories, other people living with the disease can feel less alone
and can find comfort in the common experiences of this
These same people have agreed to be filmed over a number of years
so that we can see what part psoriasis plays in their lives in the
future. Over time, more and more people from around the world will
join the project, creating a rich source of advice, support,
information and personal testimony.
This project is unique and ambitious, but we believe that it gives
people who live with the disease a voice with which to articulate
the impact it has on their lives.
IFPA is always striving to raise awareness and increase
understanding of psoriasis, which is a serious, chronic,
inflammatory disease that affects 125 million people in the world
today. We wish to reduce suffering and help people live their lives
the way they want to. We hope that Under the Spotlight will help us
do that, by showing real lives, in real time and helping to break
down barriers to understanding this disease.
I hope you will find the documentary and accompanying individuals
With kind regards, on World Psoriasis Day and always.
President, International Federation of Psoriasis Associations