World Vitiligo Day is observed on June 25 to create awareness because generally the patient faces negative social and/or psychological trauma due to numerous misconceptions.It’s 2% appropximately spred in the people around the world. Vitiligo is nothing but a loss of color in the skin creating a variety of patterns on the skin from loss of pigment. musical artist Michael Jackson, who suffered from vitiligo from the early 1980s until his death, which occurred on June 25 so, the choice of June 25 as World Vitiligo Day is a memorial to him. The theme of this year – “ Empowering people with Vitiligo”.
It was first observed in 2011 and has since become an annual global event. The campaign was born from the determination of non-profit organizations VR Foundation (USA) and VITSAF (Nigeria) and their supporters across the world. The aim was to highlight precise cause and throw light on challenges faced by those suffering from vitiligo.