“BEAT THE SILENCE. BEAT CHAGAS DISEASE.” (I)
Lionel Messi starred in the first video spot for the awareness program called “Beat the silence. Beat Chagas disease,” managed by the FC Barcelona Foundation (FFCB), the Leo Messi Foundation (FLM), the Catalan Agency for Development and Cooperation by the Catalan Government (ACCD), and the Drassanes-Vall d’Hebron International Health Unit by the International Health Program run by the Catalan Institute of Health (PROSICS), with the collaboration of the Department of Neglected Tropical Diseases by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Federation of Associations of People Affected by Chagas Disease (FINDECHAGAS).
“BEAT THE SILENCE. BEAT CHAGAS DISEASE.” (II)
The second video spot for the BeatChagas initiative focuses on congenital transmission of the parasite that causes Chagas. This resource aims to inform and raise awareness about the possibility of affected women transmitting the parasite during pregnancy or birth, highlighting the fact that children who receive appropriate treatment have a high probability of being cured.