18.10.2012 | Africa Vitiligo Conference 2012 was held on 18-20 October 2012

Organised by VITSAF, the 2012 Africa Vitiligo Conference was held in Lagos, Nigeria. Organised by VITSAF, Its aim was to help people from all over Africa who live with Vitiligo daily, to raise awareness about vitiligo in order to stop discrimination, to encourage the medical community to act, and to offer support to patients in their own personal healing journeys. You may find the report about the event on 25june.org soon!

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