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Press Releases

Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise Support for Vitiligo Awareness in Sub-Saharan Africa

Release Date: 
September 2, 2015

LAGOS, NIGERIA, September 2, 2015 – VITSAF has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise awareness for Vitiligo in Sub-Saharan Africa on September 1st, 2015. The organization strives to offer those living with Vitiligo the resources they need to understand their condition, rights, and well-being.

Vitiligo is a skin disorder that causes people to lose melanin, the pigment that gives the skin its color. When someone has Vitiligo, white patches appear on the skin.


Africa Vitiligo Conference October 18 to 20, 2012 Lagos

Release Date: 
August 31, 2012

VITSAF is planning to hold its first-ever Africa Vitiligo Conference, at the Mega Chicken Restaurant Banquet Hall Lekki, October 18 to 20, 2012. The conference, which is planned “for patients & stakeholders, by patients”, will provide vitiligo and related conditions patients with access to the latest information and research results, time with their affiliate groups, and opportunities to get to know other vitiligo patients and how they cope.


Vitiligo Purple Fun Day

Release Date: 
June 18, 2011

Vitiligo Purple Fun Day – Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF) is hosting its Vitiligo Awareness Day (a memorial to Michael Jackson) at the Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, June 25, from 4pm to 8pm. It is a day set aside to create extensive awareness on Vitiligo and a day dedicated to all living with Vitiligo globally. A memorial to Michael Jackson, who lived with Vitiligo till his death and who managing his Vitiligo became one the most controversial issues.


Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF) announces its re-launch of Vitiligo 'Project 1,000'

Release Date: 
May 30, 2011

Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF) announces its re-launch of Vitiligo Project 1,000 Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF) announces the re-launch of its Project 1,000 a fundraising project to raise funds for its operation, huge projects and replications. According to the Executive Director, Ogo Maduewesi, Project 1,000 is a strategic fundraising project where we appeal and anticipate for voluntary donations of minimum of N 1,000 from individuals and all stakeholders to the Vitiligo cause.


Researchers Stop Vitiligo Progression! New hope for millions worldwide

Release Date: 
May 22, 2013

Researchers have been increasingly enthusiastic about harnessing the body's own immune system to fight cancer and other diseases, and new research now shows that established drugs that use this approach may be effective in stopping vitiligo, a chronic skin disease which affects close to 100 million people worldwide.