Education & Enlightenment
Using TV, Digital storytelling and print media enterprisingly to influence traditional beliefs, build confidence educate, empower and improve socioeconomic lives, thereby improving health outcomes.
Diversity is beautiful.
Skin color is diverse. Appearance is diverse. Beauty is diverse and Diversity is beautiful! A campaign that represents the beauty of our Skin color and Appearance not based on anything temporary and or artificial.
Psycho-social Research (Person-centric) and Epidemiological Research. Both are fundamentally important for us to study challenges from a subjective stance and rouse public health importance of these conditions which is underappreciated.
Supporting and improving the lives of children with chronic skin diseases and visible differences is on top priority for us.
OUTER SHELL AFRICA is an independent, patient-centred dynamic social enterprise using TV, digital storytelling & publications to educate, enlighten, empower and build confidence of individuals with skin conditions and visible differences to take informed decisions on coping, management and living well. And support and be part of Research, important for us to study challenges from a subjective stance and rouse public health importance of these conditions which is underestimated.
Outer Shell Africa is on the quest for inventive sustainable models that from the focus ‘skin care’, ‘cosmetic’ and ‘beauty’ to a broader focus on “Social Wellness.”
Education, Open information and increased knowledge
Diversity is Beautiful
Active Patient Support Groups
Social Support System
Dr. Andrew Thompson
We wish to work with you! We are building our team, and looking for creative young minds enthusiastic about what we do.
This a bulletin of the World Health Organisation published exactly 12years ago, sadly it can pass as a recent article as the problems lingers…. Growing awareness of skin disease starts flurry of initiatives More needs to be done to address skin diseases in developing countries. WHO/TDR/A. Crump Inside a village school classroom in Nigeria many children Read more about Growing awareness of skin disease starts flurry of initiatives[…]
This is much needed for better enlightenment of the urgent need of patient empowerment through patient support groups in Nigeria and Africa. I remember being asked recently, who is a Patient leader and what can patient groups do without medical/health community? IAPO member Danjuma Adda, Executive Director at Center for Initiative and Development (CFID)/ Chagro-Care Read more about An African perspective of patient empowerment[…]
Skin conditions and diseases continue to be neglected, underestimated, and written off as problems that are not life-threatening. But this leaves the dangers of harmful skin-bleaching treatments—which are ubiquitous in Nigeria, across Africa, and among dark-skinned individuals around the world—largely unrecognized. The World Health Organization published an assessment on skin bleaching in 2011, which stated that 77 Read more about Why I think Skin Bleaching should be treated as Public Health Concerns.[…]
Hi! My name is Moyo Fagbenro and I have Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus). It’s a chronic condition where the immune system attacks the body and can affect any organ. My skin was the first organ under attack….I lost all my hair and have skin lesions all over visible areas – face and arms… It may Read more about I have Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)[…]
*MY BATTLE WITH SCLERODERMA* When Abiola Segun- Williams, Tinsel actress who has also featured in many movies, walked into my office this year, it took a lot of effort for me to conceal my shock. She looked so lean and frail. She could barely talk but managed to whisper. Her skin had patches on them. Read more about *MY BATTLE WITH SCLERODERMA*[…]
Our first Positive Self-image Intervention event …. Positive self-image Interventions is genuine Self-Confidence innovative workshops with informal presentations of real life stories/experiences of conquerors. Is your condition, body image and visible differences affecting your career, business, and journey of life…? Is your child or spouse body image issues affecting your life? Are you feeling socially excluded? Are you socially Read more about First Positive Self-image Intervention[…]
Skin Health: New Insights from a Rare Disease Reblogged from National Institute of Health By Dr. Francis Collins Courtesy of Keith Choate, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Skin is the largest organ in the human body, yet we often take for granted all of the wonderful things that it does to keep us healthy. Read more about Skin Health: New Insights from a Rare Disease[…]
OVERCOMING TOGETHER, TRANSFORMING LIVES FOREVER My name is Sarah Jatto and I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune condition, called Scleroderma, at nineteen years old. What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease (the body’s immune system attacking healthy tissue) with no known cause or cure. Yep! I’m stuck with it, until my miracle happens. Read more about Me and Scleroderma[…]
Onyinye will make the fifth person living with the genetic condition, Lamellar ichthyosis that I am meeting without going public yet with this our innovative initiative. As I listen to her very pathetic story, as I watch her fight tears, I cannot really understand or stop wondering why a particular area of health, is this neglected Read more about Met with Onyinye living with Lamellar ichthyosis[…]
Funmilayo, the Lonely girl I walked in and there she was playing by herself, I called her and she just greeted and continued playing while Yaqub got me introduced to her and all others in their office. I could not stop at anything, but to get her attention. She looked at me and smiled Read more about Funmilayo, the Lonely girl[…]