Absolute support, extensive awareness, enlightenment and advocate for those living with Vitiligo, for their Rights and well-being
Active Vitiligo Support in Africa

VITSAF Objectives

Our Vision

‘Our vision is a world in which every vitiligo & altered image patient attains the right to dignity, health, social inclusion and participation’.

Our Mission

‘We improve Quality of Life’s (QoL) of individuals and their families living with Vitiligo, altered images & skin health by providing absolute support, extensive awareness/enlightenment and advocate for their Rights and well-being’.

Our aims and objectives

  • Create extensive public awareness & enlightenment to reduce misconceptions, stigmatization and discrimination against individuals with Vitiligo in communities around Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Establish a Vitiligo Resource/Support Centre (for info, help and absolute support)
  • Our women Focused objectives
  • Care for Appearance Matters and Confidence Building
  • Economic empowerment for women living with Vitiligo and appearance challenges
  • Awaken consciousness about Vitiligo and willingness to act amongst the medical & health community.
  • Investigate, monitor, document and disseminate the various forms of abuses, discrimination and violation of the Rights of individuals living with Vitiligo in Africa.
  • Motivate behavior change around Vitiligo and unusual visual appearance through Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials.
  • Use various social media platform to connect investigators, support groups, Vitiligo helpful product providers and any other as the need arises.
  • Support the formation of Vitiligo support groups and networking of people with Vitiligo in Africa and others across the globe.
  • Active team member of World Vitiligo Day – 25th June.

Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF) is a general membership, patient driven, patient-advocate organization incorporated in Nigeria and working around Africa, concerned and passionate about the Needs and Social Well-being of individuals living with Vitiligo primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. VITSAF is the only Vitiligo, Skin and the appearance challenged focused organization in West Africa presently.