WHERE WE ARE FEATURED
Conventional Treatments Fail?
of Hong Kong citizens have been diagnosed with eczema*
annual increase in eczema patients since the early 90s**
of patients still find no cure and suffer from severe to critical condition***
Steroid therapy is temporary
Since the 1950s, conventional medicine has suggested using steroid creams for eczema. While this alleviates your dry, red and itchy skin, the effects are temporary and eczema often rebounds after 2 weeks, leading to a vicious cycle that never ends.
There is no support system
The challenge in eczema recovery is not the lack of medical knowledge, but the lack of discipline and continuous guidance. For example, it is easy to understand that an unhealthy diet leads to poor health, which can trigger itches. But what is required to modify our habits? The art and science of behavioral change – and this needs to be part of any eczema recovery program.
Eczema is affected by multiple factors
Today’s one size fits all solution does not work. What triggers your eczema is different for another person, factors ranging from diet, stress, to environmental pollutants. If everyone’s medical profile is different, why would you use the same generic solution?
Source: The Hong Kong Allergy Association*, SkyPost**, MingPao***
“I was completely astonished (and furious) by how doctors here (I’m Canadian) are just so ignorant about this disease. Every single doctor/dermatologist I’ve seen told me that food had nothing to do with my skin condition and that it would disappear as I grow up. And I believed them all those painful years… So I’m so glad I’ve found you, thanks for all this time you spent sharing your experience…”
(Kim L., Ex Patient)
What do People
Designed by patients,
We are in your best interest. We are patients ourselves with combined decades of experience (unfortunately) suffering from the condition, with diverse major causes ranging from dietary to psychosocial. We also operate and are connected to multiple patient networks and communities reaching thousands of people. We know eczema first-hand and can bring that expertise to you.
Unique model in the world
Market options are bad. There are many commercial creams, conventional physicians like western acute care, traditional Chinese medicine, and folklore remedies. But none of them actually work in the long run. Our approach integrates multiple domains of health knowledge and provides targeted advice that works.
Tested and based on science
Our program works. We are not in a guessing game of trial and error. Our integrated care method is grounded in evidence-based medicine and qualified by our advisory network of healthcare professionals and ex-patients. We have produced many successful recovery cases for others.
What makes us
Triggered by seventy years of ineffective treatments for eczema patients like you and me, our team collaborated to address the medical gap so that everyone around the world can be eczema-free and regain quality of life.
Our Mission is your Solution
WeDerm was founded as a social enterprise which aligns business with social purpose. The global prevalence of eczema will reach 300 million people in the 2020s and we are here to create lasting impact. Our mission is to eliminate eczema for 1 million people by 2026. In doing so we strive to align with three strategic United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
Good Health and Well-Being
By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
Decent Work and
Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
Partnerships for the Goals
Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
Our mission is to eliminate eczema for 1 million people by 2026. As a starting point in 2019, we conducted 7 pilot workshops and reached 100+ patients in Hong Kong. We have received a tremendous amount of positive feedback and signals are clear for the WeDerm model to grow and reach more people.