The 8th International Congress “SKIN ON THE MOVE” successfully held across Ethiopia

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(Photo: Anteneh Aklilu)

The 8th edition of the International Congress “Skin on the Move”, by the title “Tropical Neglected Skin Diseases, Global Health and COVID-19 Pandemic”, has been held from November 21-16 in Addis Ababa, Arba Minch and Sodo.
This Edition 2022 was promoted by “Regina Elena” National Cancer Institute and ”San Gallicano” Dermatological Institute in collaboration with Ethiopian Research and Medical Institutions such as the University of Wolaita Sodo Teaching Referral Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical Collage.
The Congress study and debate were centered on crucial questions about Tropical Neglected Skin Diseases and Global Health also in relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dermatologists, health professionals and all specialists including students participated on the congress in promoting and supporting research, strengthening primary health systems, studying the socio-political and cultural contexts, improving collaboration between local communities and health workers and promoting a global health idea to improve the lives of people around the world.
The scientific program consisted of clinical sessions, held in local public facilities in remote areas, workshops, state-of-the-art lectures and free discussions with distinguished experts from all over the world.
The program was launched on Monday November 20, 2022 at the Italian cultural institute with the presence of Italian ambassador, Augustine Palese and various guests.