increasing scleroderma awareness
Welcome! We are FESCA – Federation of European Scleroderma Associations aisbl; an umbrella group of scleroderma patient support-and-advocacy organisations working to increase awareness, and advocate for equitable treatments for people with scleroderma throughout Europe.
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Article by doctor Susana Oliveira, graduated Hospital Assistant and Systemic Sclerosis Consulting Coordinator at the Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca Hospital
Artikel von Maria José Guimarães, Pulmonologin, Koordinatorin des pneumologischen Dienstes des Krankenhauses von Luz-Guimarães.
Opinion article by Dr. Maria José Guimarães, Pulmonologist, Coordinator of the Pneumology Service of the Luz-Guimarães Hospital
FESCA, Federation of European Scleroderma Associations aisbl, acts at a pan-European level to promote and achieve its objectives in alignment with the aims of the national groups it represents. As an umbrella group, FESCA supports its member organisations, while the support of individual sufferers of scleroderma remains the sole remit of national organisations.
FESCA’s objectives include encouraging the active involvement of politicians and pharmaceutical companies, working with doctors to secure earlier diagnosis and better treatments, and creating greater awareness of scleroderma so that those who suffer from it can access proper, equitable care.