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On World Lymphedema Day, we support the mission to make Lymphedema a global priority.
Meet Sarah Jouanny, working for us at Essity as a Global Communications Specialist for JOBST. She has primary lymphedema and joined Essity to create scale in her mission to break barriers for people with similar conditions - to help them find knowledge and innovations that support them to be able to live their best lives with lymphedema.
A quick snapshot of what lymphedema is and what Essity does beyond product innovations to support with knowledge, insights and support.
We are an active supporter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) fighting for global recognition of lymphedema (LE) and lymphatic diseases.
Essity’s brand JOBST is contracted by NASA to develop next-gen compression garments for use on future Orion human deep-space missions. Find out more about this initiative and future aspirations.
"We want people living with lymphedema to be empowered"
JOBST uplifts people’s lives and empowers them to confidently live the life they want, without compromise — despite their vascular condition.
WLD is an annual advocate-driven celebration. This is our opportunity to educate the world about the extent of this global "lymphedemic." This includes lymphatic diseases (LD), primary and secondary lymphedema (LE), lipedema (LI), lymphatic filariasis (LF), lymphatic malformations(LM), and the full lymphatic continuum (LC) of diseases impacted by the lymphatic system.
Our brand JOBST is actively supporting the Lymphedema Advocacy Group – an all-volunteer organization of patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and industry partners – with the purpose to increase awareness of and education about lymphedema amongst lawmakers, insurance providers and other relevant entities.