Dermatology and UHC: Thailand’s Experience and Contribution to the World

Meeting Organizer

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Institute of Dermatology, Thailand (IOD)

Contact Person : Yukari Maeda,

29 January 2020
14:00 - 17:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 6

Open to All Participants


- The number of dermatologist is still limited in Asia, Africa, Middle East and pacific region, and many patients especially in developing countries with skin diseases may not receive appropriate treatment. - The skin is the organ that occupies the largest area in the body and its role is highly crucial in terms of the protection of human from various stress from outer world. Although there are few fatal skin diseases, many other diseases such as HIV / AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and NTDs, have symptoms on the skin and the skin symptoms often trigger the patients to take medical examinations. Therefore, it is important to make an appropriate diagnosis of skin abnormalities. - Skin diseases, such as Hansen's disease, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and hereditary skin diseases, also have a significant impact on the appearance and can inhibit the patient's quality of life. They can cause great mental distress to patients. - Although skin diseases are the fourth most common disease burden for non-lethal diseases, there is relatively little research and financial support. In this side event, we discuss the importance of dermatology in the context of UHC, inviting some dermatologists from all over the world to share the experience to develop dermatologists in each country.


The main objective is to convey the importance of the field of dermatology in the context of UHC through sharing experiences in developing dermatologists by IOD in Thailand.