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07.12.2016

DEBRA México wins prestigious award at the 2016 Galderma SkinPact Awards


DEBRA México wins prestigious award at the 2016 Galderma SkinPact Awards

Dr Julio Salas’ “The Butterfly Children from Mexico” project received the award in the Community Leadership Category, Community’s Vote at the CILAD Congress in Buenos Aires in October 2016 winning $10,000.

The 
Community Leadership Award accepts proposals for projects that take a “fresh and sustainable approach to improving the lives of patients with skin conditions”, and this is certainly something that DEBRA México has been doing for over 20 years now.

The award will help Dr Salas and DEBRA México to further their amazing work in helping EB patients in Mexico through educating patients and caregivers on wound care; encouraging patients, families, and caregivers to teach others about EB; ensuring EB patients have access to medical care including surgery; and giving psychological counselling to help patients and families to accept the condition and face life with the disease.

The focus region for the 2016 SkinPact Awards Programme was Latin America in which DEBRA Chile also had a project shortlisted. DEBRA México was one of four winning projects which were selected from over 60 applications across 9 countries. The Asia-Pacific region will be the focus for the 2017 SkinPact Awards. 
Find out more about next year’s awards as there’s still time to submit your project proposal!

Huge congratulations to Dr Julio Salas and DEBRA México for this wonderful acheivement and a big thank you goes out to all those who voted for this project.

Find out more about the Galderma SkinPact Awards

Liv Mullins, Business Manager, DEBRA International

SkinPact Awards

DEBRA México

Dr Julio Salas