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17 July 2019
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On September 14th, EFA together with Global Skin we are marking the 2nd World Atopic Eczema Day with the theme BENEATH THE SURFACE to raise awareness and understanding of this allergic skin disease. Atopic eczema is a common yet still neglected chronic disease affecting 1 in 5 European children. Mark the 14th September in your calendar and join this movement led by the atopic eczema patient community.

2nd World Atopic Eczema Day: Save the date and join the movement!

On the second World Atopic Eczema Day, our community will mark our continued commitment to atopic eczema patients, inviting the public beyond patient and healthcare associations to look beneath the surface and see what impact it has on people’s lives.

EFA Members will be active on (Social) Media, provide reports and share European but also national materials and information, raise awareness for atopic eczema through informative booths or host our AtopicalLives exhibition in their country.

Are you a patient, a carer or a healthcare professional willing to help patients with atopic eczema? Then mark in your calendar next 14th September 2019. We will share plenty of materials to raise awareness about the disease, real life testimonials and data about atopic eczema that we will share in our social media and on our website.

If you are planning any event or would like to connect, write us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you with more information.

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Atopic eczema goes BENEATH THE SURFACE

Living with atopic eczema goes far beneath the surface of our skin. The results of our 2018 Quality of Life survey on atopic eczema show the unknown burden severe atopic eczema patients are dealing with. More than half of eczema patients participating in our study declared they feel embarrassed about their skin. More than a third said they are trying to avoid physical contact and touching others.

On Atopic Eczema Day we want to share an important message to all people living with atopic eczema: You are not alone. We invite you to connect and help others by sharing your story with our atopic eczema community.