Sun Prevention in Schools

Dr. Nathalie Sultan



Reunion Island experiences high levels of UV radiation and has seen skin cancer cases increase.


Mission Soleil Réunion (MiSolRé) aims to change student behavior around sun exposure through sun prevention programs, teacher training and the distribution of sun protection products. MiSolRé also works to raise awareness in pre-schools and encourage municipalities to invest in shaded areas.


Over 15,000 students have been reached since the campaign’s launch. The grant will be used to extend the group’s efforts to include nursery schools, train general practitioners in skin cancer screening and help workers exposed to UV radiation.

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