Vitiligo in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Please read this blog by Prof John Harris from UMASS addressing the concerns that vitiligo patients have in the current climate of the Corona virus pandemic - posted on 14 March 2020.

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Please note that there will by no World Vitiligo Day meeting in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However the Society intends sending out a newsletter to mark the event. Please consider contributing to the newsletter.

Participate in Word Vitiligo Day meetings in any of a variety of ways:
Give a talk.
Bring a family member or friend.
Form a support group.
Write a poem.
Sing a song.
Arrange an interview for a magazine or newspaper
Talks to kids in school about vitiligo.
Write an article for the MelanoSite newsletter.
Drive around with your van with a vitiligo awareness message.
Come up with your own ideas.
Email your ideas to the VSSA
World Vitiligo Day Meeting Schedule

Durban:     Westville Hospital

7 Spine Road



Contact: Thoyada Meakhan

Tel: 031 265 1505

Cape Town:

Tygerberg Hospital

Contact: Dr Suretha Kannenberg


Contact: Dr Lushen Pillay

To confirm:


East London


The VSSA is now on instagram

The Vitiligo Society of South Africa (VSSA) wishes to inform your that the 2020 combined Dermatology Congress of South Africa has been postponed to 19-22 August 2021, due to the Cornonavirus pandemic.
The VSSA wishes you well during this uncomfortable time and hopes that it won't be long before normality resumes.

Our two invited overseas speakers for the Dermatology congress in Johannesburg are Dr Mauro Picardo from Rome, Italy and Dr Dhilip Kachhawa from Jodpur India.The congress is for dermatologists only but new developments will be reported in the VSSAs newsletters and the various platforms of the VSSA. The same speakers will grace our congress in 2021.

New Page:  An arabic translation of the Vitiligo School Campaign poster has just been added. The page was translated by Dr Marwa Adballah from university of Egypt. Please fee free to download, print and distribute the poster in any language of your choice.

If you are able to translate the poster into any other indigenous language, or in fact in any other language, please contact the VSSA.

Find a Dermatologist



View list of dermatologists interested in vitiiligo

Practices are listed in alphabetical order according to province.

Calling on all International Vitiligo Societies,  Organisations and Associations

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Newsletter September 2019
Congress Issue 2019

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