Every year, Urticaria Day witnesses a multitude of events taking place worldwide! Explore the activities organized by others, participate, or showcase your own event to inform people about your involvement and encourage their participation!
The theme for UDAY 2023 is Access to Care,
…which has been selected to highlight the impact that urticaria can have on the lives of people who are affected by it. Urticaria affects all aspects of life and flare-ups can cause strain on relationships, negatively impact work, and compromise many other parts of a person’s life.
This year’s campaign aims to raise awareness of urticaria as a common condition and promote a better understanding of the challenges facing those affected and emphasises the following key messages:
- Care should be universal and accessible for all.
- Care should be timely and appropriate.
- Care should consider everything including mental health and comorbidities.
- Care should be affordable.
- Care should include support from your local patient group.
More information on these messages, a social media toolkit to support UDAY, a series of videos featuring people affected by urticaria and further valuable educational materials can be found on the website (https://urticariaday.org/). The campaign recommends that members of the public join local UDAY awareness events that are being organized by advocacy groups and GA²LEN UCARE Centers worldwide. Details are posted in the website’s events section.