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Public health partnership: Skin care for developing countries

The AAD offers grants to individuals and organizations to fund international volunteer and humanitarian projects under the Skin Care for Developing Countries (SCDC) program. Grant awards vary between $2,500 and $5,000 with a maximum total annual funding of $25,000. Funded projects support the Academy’s strategic framework, are related to dermatology and global health care, and help underserved regions of the world.

Since initiation in 2012, the SCDC grant has funded 43 projects in 31 countries. Half of the grants had direct patient service component (often via teledermatology or telepathology) and all had a significant educational goal for local healthcare providers and for the patient community.

“There is nothing more deeply satisfying for me, than to help a child in need, and give them the opportunity to live a normal life. Especially in Armenia, when your take care of a child, you have not only changed their life, but also the lives of the entire family. Successful treatment of a child enhances the quality of life of the tight knit, extended family.”

─ Skin Care for Developing Countries 2019 Grantee

Recognition may include logo placement in correspondence to grant recipients, web-based application, AAD website, and AAD publications.

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