World Skin Health Day (Madagascar, Tunisia): Skin Neglected Tropical Diseases

Friday 26th May

Session 1: Inaugural session

Session 2: Plenary session "Atopic Dermatitis"

Presidents: Prof. A. Taieb, Prof. P. Schmidt-Grendelmeier, Prof. F. Rapelanoro
Atopic Dermatitis: why does the patient's origin matter? *
DC FEHR (Switzerland)
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Session 3: Plenary Session "Chromoblastomycosis"

Chairs: Prof. DW Santos (Brazil), Prof LS. Ramarozatovo (Madagascar)

Session 4: Plenary Session "Sporotrichosis"

Chairs: Prof. Flavio de Queiroz Telles (Brazil), Prof. LS. Ramarozatovo, Dr. F. Sendrasoa (Madagascar)

Saturday 27th May

Session 5: Plenary session on "Leprosy"

Chairs: Prof. JL. Berland (France), Prof. A. Robinson, Prof. RL Andrianasolo (Madagascar)
Epidemiological and clinical aspects and risk factors for leprosy reactions in Malagasy people from 2012 to 2021. *
Dr. Mendrika Fifaliana RAKOTOARISAONA (Madagascar)
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Session 6: Plenary session on "Scabies and other parasitic skin infections"

Chairs: Prof. M. Denguezli (Tunisia), Prof. M. Rakotomahefa, Prof. R. Rakotoarivelo (Madagascar)

Session 7: Plenary session on "Challenges in managing NTDs"

Chairs: Prof. J. Chandenier, Prof. M. Cornet (France), Prof. M. Randria (Madagascar)

Session 8: Plenary session "other skin NTDs"

Presidents: Prof. F. Rapelanoro Rabenja, Dr. O. Raharolahy, Dr. MF Rakotoarisaona (Madagascar)

Session 9: Plenary session "Free Communications"

Presidents: Prof. LS. Ramarozatovo, Dr. M. Razakanaivo, Dr. M. Andrianarison (Madagascar)
Skin and HIV. *
V. ANDRIANANJA (Madagascar)
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A case of Kaposi's sarcoma of the eyelids in an immunocompetent patient. *
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Available treatments in the treatment of cutaneous cancers in Madagascar. *
M. RAZAKANAIVO (Madagascar)
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Bacterial skin suppuration seen at the Laboratory of the JRB University Hospital ZD. *
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Closing ceremony *
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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of parasitic and bacterial infections that affect more than one billion people worldwide, mainly in low-income areas. These diseases often cause chronic and debilitating health conditions, which severely affect the quality of life of those affected, leading to social exclusion and poverty.

Of the approximately 20 NTDs established by the World Health Organization, two-thirds of them have skin manifestations. The Skin NTDs can cause severe morbidity, disability, and disfigurement if left untreated. These conditions include Buruli ulcer, Cutaneous leishmaniasis, Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic filariasis, Mycetoma, Onchocerciasis, Scabies and other parasitic infections of the skin, Yaws, Chromoblastomycosis, and Sporotrichosis.

To address the neglected burden of skin NTDs, the Tunisian Society of Dermatology and Venereology and the Madagascar Society of Dermatology (SOMADER) have come together to create an event focussing on these conditions. The event will showcase over 40 presentations in English and French, with subtitles available in several languages, including 中文, 日本語, Français, Español, and English.

This event is an excellent initiative that can help raise awareness of skin NTDs and the importance of early diagnosis and treatment. By bringing together experts from various countries, the event can provide a platform for sharing experiences, best practices, and innovative approaches to combat these diseases. It is a step towards strengthening global partnerships and collaborations to eliminate skin NTDs and improve the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide.

In conclusion, the burden of skin NTDs is significant, and concerted efforts are needed to address this public health challenge.

Professor Fahafahantsoa Rapelanoro Rabenja MD (SOMADER - president)

Professor Mohamed Denguezli MD (STDV - president)

Professor Asmahane Souissi MD (STDV - treasurer)