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Shweta Association is a pioneering Vitiligo Support Group in India. Considering a Vitiligo person and his emotional, psychological, social and day-to-day needs, "Shweta" takes a holistic approach to all the problems. It provides a common platform for such people to unite them, discuss their problems, to exchange views, to learn scientific facts about the disorder and above all to improve the self image of the person.

Shweta Association works to achieve the aims stated above. A lot of people such as social workers, skin specialists (dermatologists), psychiatrists, pathologists, ophthalmologists, genetic counselors, beauticians etc. are actively involved with "Shweta". People suffering from this problem should come forward and join us. We hereby appeal to all the people who want to work for this cause to come forward and help us.



Vitiligo or Leucoderma is not a disease per se. It is an auto-immune disorder. Melanocytes or cells producing melanin pigment sometimes gradually decrease in number leading to white patches on the skin. This depigmentation of the skin does not affect other organs of the body. Cosmetic disfigurement and fear of hereditary transmission has attached an undue social stigma to this disorder.

Vitiligo is found all over the world and is seen in about 1% to 3% of the population. In approximately 15 to 20% people it can be transmitted to future generations. In 80% of the people it is secondary to some sort of allergy, trauma, etc. Vitiligo is not a contagious disease and it does not affect the physical and mental ability of a person in any manner. Many people with Vitiligo have gained prominence in various walks of life.

Diseases like Diabetes, High blood pressure, Cardiac disorders, Cancer etc. are hereditary, cause disability to certain extent and involve many vital organs in the body. But there is no social stigma attached to these. Social stigma attached to diseases like Leprosy, Tuberculosis, etc. has been eradicated to a great extent, as a result of social awareness campaigns, health education programs, and effective treatment.

Our aim is to remove the social stigma attached to Vitiligo by creating awareness among people.
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What's New


Recent article about Shweta Association in the Newsletter of Association Française du Vitiligo

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First Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Conference Paris on 5th and 6th April 2018

View newsletter n°4 and Program (PDF 4.41 MB)

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First Vitiligo International Patient Organizations Conference Paris on 5th and 6th April 2018

Click to view NB-UVB Machine poster

Click to view NB-UVB Machine poster
Movie "NITAL" (Language - Marathi. Year - 2006)
Directors: Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhthankar
Produced By: Dr. Maya Tulpule
DVD available for purchase at the Shweta office


Interview


मुलाखत - 'कोड - समज, गैरसमज'

Recent Events


World Vitiligo Day poster exhibition at BJ medical college
World Vitiligo Day

World Vitiligo Day

World Vitiligo Day

World Vitiligo Day

World Vitiligo Day

World Vitiligo Day

World Vitiligo Day

World Vitiligo Day


Articles


Woman With Vitiligo Denied Massage Therapy, Pune Spa Apologises
Woman With Vitiligo Denied Massage Therapy, Pune Spa Apologises

21-yr-old applies makeup for years - but one day, she decides not to hide her true self anymore
21-yr-old decides not to hide her true self anymore

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kajara mohabbatwala

research on vitiligo drug

NBUVB Machine in news

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mata article 3

ashatai javdekar sphurty sohala

Past Events

Glimpses of Vitiligo Awareness LSOM Run 28th Jan. 2018
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Vitiligo Awareness LSOM Run 28th Jan 2018 Vitiligo Awareness LSOM Run 28th Jan 2018

Media coverage of 'Run for Vitiligo' 2017
Run for Vitiligo Article 2017
Media coverage of 1st Ever Run for Vitiligo

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Dr. Maya Tulpule was felicitated on the occasion of Women's day 2017 at the hands of Comissioner of Police, Pune - Ms. Rashmi Shukla

Health check-up camp - at Panditrao Agashe school, Pune
Z-24 तास च्या 'ज़िंदगी मिलेगी दोबारा' या कार्यक्रमामध्ये डॉ माया तुळपुळे यांच्या सहभागाबद्दल आभाराचे पत्र.
संपूर्ण पत्र वाचण्यासाठी इथे क्लिक करा.

Shweta Activities


Counseling

We provide individual & group counseling and also conduct workshops by counselors and psychologists.

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Marriage Bureau & matrimonial meets

Functioning since September 2002 with the help of a few marriage bureaus from Pune, this is one of our most sought-after activities.

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Cosmetic Camouflage & sunscreen protection

The concept of covering up the patches with simple Foundation Cream after matching the color tone is novel. It boosts up one's confidence while presenting oneself in day-to-day activities.

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Employment Bureau

Shweta Association offers help to all these people for better placement. Please send your resume to us, if you are unemployed or not happy with current job.

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Training Program for
counselors & volunteers

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Public Programs for
scientific & social awareness

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Vitiligo Awareness for
programs in schools & colleges

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A few articles on Vitiligo:

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  • How Did Michael Jackson's Skin Turn White?
  • Quality of life in patients with Vitiligo
  • It's only skin deep
  • Frontline magazine

    Download Shweta Association brochure & a flyer on some Dos & Don'ts of Vitiligo


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