Adalar Municipality Continues Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations
The event organized by Psoriasis Patients Solidarity Association in cooperation with Islands Municipality, was attended by the Mayor, Mustafa Farsakoğlu, specialist doctors, association managers, psoriasis patients, patient relatives and lawyers.
Since October 29, which was designated as the Day of Psoriasis by the World Health Organization, coincided with the Republic Day, the event of the Psoriasis Patients Solidarity Association was held on October 30th.
Psoriasis, the exact cause of which is unknown, is caused by the deterioration of the immune system. This disorder in the immune system causes the cells in the deep to multiply rapidly. These proliferating cells accumulate on the surface of the skin. While a cell in our mouth is matured for about 28-30 days and is thrown out of the skin surface, this time goes down to 3-4 days in psoriasis patients. Therefore, as the cells arrive without being thrown away, accumulation occurs on the surface of the skin. For this reason, it is formed underneath, whole-grain pearlescent plaques. As a chronic disease, psoriasis is not a contagious disease but it is a very common disease seen in 3% of the world.
Psoriasis Patients Solidarity Association (SHDD), established to provide support to the patients and to prevent the exclusion of Psoriasis Patients from the society, is the only association in our country. SHDD managers who want to make their activity in Sedef Island due to name similarity with psoriasis also stated that they wanted to spend the day in Adalar because of the sensitivity of the Municipality of Adalar on cooperation with Civil Society Organizations.
Approximately two hundred people attended the event held on Sedef Island due to World Psoriasis Day. SHDD President Mustafa Yıldırım who made the opening speech of the event; said that they would like to see psoriasis patients and their relatives come together and spend their time with activities to develop solidarity awareness. Yıldırım also said that they organized a sad meeting this year due to the recent terrorist attacks in Hakkâri-Çukurca and Van-Erciş Earthquake. He thanked Mayor Farsakoğlu for the support given and invited him to the chair.
"We celebrate our Republic Day with sadness and we are happy to celebrate the World Psoriasis Day here. We congragulate the management of the association and are always with the patients. 13% of the society is disabled but what important is that our thoughts are not disabled. Some of us are struggling with health problems at this or that level. It is important to help our people who have problems in this issue by combining our strengths and putting forth our efforts.
The real problem is not the diseases in our bodies, but the diseases in our minds. As you can see here, we have Armenian, Jewish, Muslim friends. We all live together without any belief difference, and we work for the same purposes. We can defeat the diseases in our mind with this friendship and brotherhood." said Mustafa Yıldırım. President Farsakoğlu thanked everyone who contributed to the activity.