Ogo Maduewesi

VITSAF

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Name: Ogo Maduewesi
Organization: Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF)
Website: http://www.vitsaf.org
Title: Founder/CEO
Bio:
Ogo Maduewesi is a  Patient leader, Social entrepreneur and aspiring writer. She is the founder and pioneer of Vitiligo Support and Awareness Foundation (VITSAF), the first Vitiligo patient-driven organisation in Sub-Saharan Africa. The urgency for a Vitiligo Support and Awareness came out of Ogo’s experience living with vitiligo, the psychological impact of the condition and the lack of awareness amongst the general public. Ogo discovered and fell in love with Natural living for wellness thus her deep romance with raw Fruits and Vegetables in juicing and smoothies as well as Natural Skincare. I enjoy so much making them myself and getting better at it by day. She inspires  and encourages same passionately today through different medium. A positive self-image,Vitiligo and geeral Skin Health awareness enthusiast, passionate about empowering and inspiring positive self-image in primarily girls and women living with unusual visual appearance. Ogo overcame her condition through practicing her very own ‘Positive Self-image’ mindset. She has a Social enterprise start-up called Ogo Maduewesi Naturals and is so passionate about Vitiligo cause and general Skin health awareness in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ogo developed the World Vitiligo Day 25June being marked globally as we work towards getting it officially approved. She is a founding and active member of World Vitiligo Alliance WVA (at its start-up stage, I am taking the challenge to make it happen). Ogo is a board member of the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organisation - IADPO

Challenge Entries

Mar 09, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Health care

Afflicted with a disease that has been neglected throughout much of Africa, Ogo is establishing a blueprint for how to address that disease as well as others that suffer from a similar lack of attention.

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Impact Vitiligo Africa is applying some patient-centered pioneering techniques ( from traditional methods & tech) to address systemic challenges of living with Vitiligo in sub-Saharan Africa.