Many global cultures and societies place a profound significance on appearance, aesthetics, and pigmentation. Given the inherent visibility of skin disorders, self-esteem is often compromised. This effect on self-esteem and perception of beauty transcends race, age, sex, and socioeconomic status.
Vitiligo is often regarded as a disease that does not kill you but kills your spirit. The Indian Vitiligo Association was incepted to combat the psycho-social burden of the disease in India
With a prevalence of 1%, Vitiligo currently affects nearly 10 Million people in India. We aim at positively impacting the lives of these vitiligans by helping them navigate societal hurdles that limit them from upward social mobility due to a disease that cause stigma and prejudice.
At the IVA, our goal is to help the patient community through
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