BEAUTY BEYOND OUR IMPERFECTION

BEAUTY BEYOND OUR IMPERFECTION My name is Onyinye Maduka and I was born with a rare skin condition called Ichthyosis. What is Ichthyosis? Ichthyosis refers to a family of genetic skin conditions which affects 1 – 300,000 people (according to FIRST which means Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types). It is a process whereby Read more about BEAUTY BEYOND OUR IMPERFECTION[…]

Hating or Trend influenced?

Skin Bleaching: Hating the body, Trend Influenced or important Need? The need to break out of the norm was the birth of his new smashing single titled ” MELANIN”  a song made to motivate and inspire all shades of dark-skinned woman around the world to love and be comfortable in their skin tone. He also looks forward Read more about Hating or Trend influenced?[…]

Break Out of Your Shell: Share Your Story

Break Out of Your Shell: Share Your Story “We are all brothers under the skin – and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.”  ― Ayn Rand It is the nature of man to question what he does not understand. We often react to what we perceive as deviations from the Read more about Break Out of Your Shell: Share Your Story[…]

Attending Nigeria Association of Dermatology 12 scientific Conference 2018

Ogo Maduewesi, our Founder/CEO was invited to speak at the Nigerian Association of Dermatology Conference held at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching  Hospital Ile-ife on the 27th of June, 2018. Her chosen topic was ‘Patient Empowerment, a healing therapy’. It is a talk she needs to give repeatedly as that is one positive way to help and support Read more about Attending Nigeria Association of Dermatology 12 scientific Conference 2018[…]

World Lupus Day 2018

Celebrating World Lupus Day, May 10, 2018 WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LUPUS I first heard the word Lupus in the intriguing medical drama, House, M.D. The misanthropic diagnostician, Gregory House and his team of enthusiastic interns never fail to ask, “Could be Lupus, you know?” whenever they are faced with a patient whose diagnosis they Read more about World Lupus Day 2018[…]

Growing awareness of skin disease starts flurry of initiatives

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[…]

An African perspective of patient empowerment

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[…]

Why I think Skin Bleaching should be treated as Public Health Concerns.

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.[…]

I have Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)

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*

*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*[…]