2019 ILDS DermLink Grant Recipients

20 June 2019

Every year the ILDS awards DermLink grants to projects submitted by our Members. This year there are seven 2019 ILDS DermLink grant recipients from six countries.

In Nepal, the Society of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology of Nepal (SODVELON) will raise awareness of topical steroid misuse in community pharmacies through a training programme for pharmacy salespeople.

Two DermLink projects will take place in Malawi. One submitted by the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology aims to improve the quality of life of Persons with Albinism (PwA) in Malawi by building the capacity of health professionals and members of the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) through public education sessions. Another Malawi based project was submitted by the Irish Association of Dermatologists to tackle the skin cancer crisis facing people with Albinism in Malawi through a 7-day workshop to a multidisciplinary group of trainees who will support 100 patients.

The Tanzania Society for Dermatovenereology submitted a project to provide dermatological outreach services to the local indigenous Masai community through screening, treatment and health education.

In Brazil, the Brazilian Society of Dermatology will support fishermen with treatment and education to prevent injuries by marine animals by providing information leaflets and interactive educational lectures.

The Nigerian Association of Dermatologists will provide basic dermatopathology education to doctors and healthcare workers through educational workshops delivered by two dermatopathologists and a surgical pathologist.

The Women’s Dermatologic Society submitted a project to be delivered in Botswana to expand access to a dermatology mobile app for healthcare workers which provides decision support for the diagnosis and management of dermatologic conditions.

We received the highest number of ILDS DermLink applications ever. Unfortunately, we cannot fund every application and appreciate the time taken by all applicants to tell us about their projects.

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