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Mission Statement

Skin Health for Everyone, Everywhere

Our mission is to connect dermatologists (and trainees) whose primary interests are focused on the advancement of skin health in resource-limited communities, locally and globally, through sustainable and integrated approaches to clinical care, education, research, policy, and advocacy.

Our Guiding Principles

  1. All people have access to appropriate care for diseases of the skin, regardless of age, gender, race, country of origin, location, and socioeconomic status (or no matter what barriers they face).

  2. Reducing the burden of skin disease in individuals, families, and communities through education, communication, prevention, and other public health measures.

  3. Providing access to training, support, and resources necessary for health providers to offer appropriate care of skin diseases for patients and communities.

  4. Communication and collaboration between health workers who are engaged in the activities supported by the mission of the International Alliance for Global Health Dermatology “GLODERM”.

Fostering strategic alliances & help integrate dermatologic efforts with those of other community and global health organizations at the local, regional, national, and international levels

Serving as a network for communication, education, information exchange, training, and advocacy among members of the medical and public health communities with regard to community and global health dermatology

Promoting efforts to reduce the burden of skin diseases and injuries from a population health perspective and development of programs that improve capacity for dermatologic care at the population level

Improve the dermatologic care at local, regional, national, and international levels, particularly among underserved or neglected populations

Facilitating opportunities for medical students, residents, and practitioners to provide direct dermatologic service in communities with unmet health needs

Develop recommendations for the education of practitioners and leaders in global & community health dermatology

Encouraging collaboration, sharing knowledge, and mentoring leaders in global and community health dermatology

Advancing the discipline of population-based medicine and public health in the practice of dermatology

Translating efforts to improve dermatologic care at the individual level to dermatologic care at the population level

Leadership Team


Esther Freeman



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Claire Fuller

GLODERM Vice-Chair


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Wingfield Rehmus




Sidra Khan

GLODERM Trainee Committee Chair


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