Going Beyond Skin in Colombian Pacific Coast Rural Areas

Dr. Adriana Raquel Cruz Aconcha



Colombia ranks seventh among the world’s most unequal countries according to the World Bank, which has serious implications to accessing dermatological care, especially in rural areas.



The MISIÓN PAÍS team travels to distant Pacific Coast territories and has treated over 180 patients suffering from skin issues like scabies, impetigo and atopic dermatitis.



The grant will be used to enhance skin health services, increase visits to rural communities and develop Scabies Mass Treatment programs through education, improved patient documentation and telemedicine.

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