Our programs support children and youth to eradicate preventable skin diseases and advance best practices in global skin health.

We identify regions in most need of our services and partner with local organizations to design and deliver our skin health projects. We work in 4 strategic pillars: awareness, education, prevention, & treatment.

1. AWARENESS

WE BUILD MASS AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SKIN HEALTH.

1. AWARENESS

WE BUILD MASS AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SKIN HEALTH.

2. EDUCATION

WE EDUCATE LOCAL COMMUNITIES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS TO SKIN HEALTH.

2. EDUCATION

WE EDUCATE LOCAL COMMUNITIES ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS TO SKIN HEALTH.

3. PREVENTION

WE PREVENT SKIN DISEASES BY INVESTING IN STUDENTS STUDYING DERMATOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD.

3. PREVENTION

WE PREVENT SKIN DISEASES BY INVESTING IN STUDENTS STUDYING DERMATOLOGY IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD.

4. TREATMENT

WE TREAT LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH TELEDERMATOLOGY OR HUMANITARIAN SKIN HEALTH CLINICS.

4. TREATMENT

WE TREAT LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH TELEDERMATOLOGY OR HUMANITARIAN SKIN HEALTH CLINICS.

OUR PROGRAMS

SHADE UP! USA

Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Help us deliver our Shade Up! USA skin cancer prevention program through sports and active play to the millions of active kids across the USA.

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SKIN DEEP SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUTH WITH ALBINISM

Across many countries in Africa, people with albinism, including children, are attacked and killed due to their skin condition. Since the 1990s, at least 190 people with albinism have been murdered and 300 attacked across 27 African countries, the most in Tanzania.

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SKIN HEALTH H20

Globally, over 800 million people live in communities without access to clean or safe water. There are more people with smart or mobile phones in their hands than clean water taps in their homes. The water crisis is a public skin health crisis. Poor hygiene and sanitation practices and lack of access to clean water sources are major causes of skin diseases and major threats to public health.

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SKIN HEALTH FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS

There is approximately 1 dermatologist for every 2 million African resident, or 600 certified dermatologists for the continent’s 2 billion people. To add to the problem, more dermatologists prefer to practice in urban areas where there are greater professional and financial opportunities than in nonurban or rural areas where hundreds of millions of people live in vulnerable situations. This trend is likely to continue if you look at data from industrialized countries.

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