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Join the Fight. Stop the Stigma. Sign the Appeal – Support the World Vitiligo Day

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In 2010, BellaNaija ran a series called “Skin Deep” which showcased three beautiful women who had unique skin conditions which we wanted to talk about: Vitiligo, Psoriasis and Albinism. Ogo Maduewesi talked about Vitiligo and it was really inspiring and enlightening. If you missed it, you should check it out Here.

Ogo took her story to the world and we’re very proud to be a part of the work against the stigmatizing people with Vitiligo. Ogo has passionately put all of her support for this cause and it is in its 3rd year of running. Today, Ogo’s organization is calling for signatures to present it to the UN for the recognition of the World Vitiligo day – June 25

For more information, please visit the World Vitiligo Day Facebook page to join the fight towards creating awareness and reducing the stigma attached to Vitiligo.
Stop the stigma. Show love. Sign the appeal form.

7 Comments

  1. FAR

    July 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

    There is a stigma for this condition???? Sooooo not cool.

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  2. loveth .O

    July 1, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    too Bad

  3. Amaka

    July 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Ogo is truly an inspiring young woman. Keep up the good work!

  4. pynk

    July 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    My brother has vitiligo- and its spreading on his back.

  5. Tess

    July 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    I read the interview with Ogo back in 2010 and was inspired by her efforts to educate the society about vitiligo. I am happy to see that she is still fighting a worthy cause. Welldone Ogo!

  6. Ada

    July 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I am so proud of what Ogo is doing! The stigma is unfortunately very present and emotionally takes a toll on people that have Vitiligo. I am all for more tolerance and compassion towards one another. Yes to World Vitiligo Day!

  7. Signs of Vitiligo

    July 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    The biggest sign of the skin disease ‘vitiligo’ is the loss of the pigment which produces the white patches (depigmentation) on the skin.

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