Navigating COVID-19: an update from Mexico
<p>Established in 1991, Dermatología Comunitaria México (DCM), led by Dr Roberto Estrada, aims to improve skin health in communities in under-served parts of Mexico. The International Foundation for Dermatology (IFD) is pleased to support Dr Roberto and his team as part of its In-Country Support Programme.</p> <figure class="wp-block-image size-full is-resized"><img src="https://ilds.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Fig-6.-Area-de-consulta.jpg" alt="" class="wp-image-11053" width="641" height="481"/><figcaption>Dr Estrada and his team in action</figcaption></figure> <p>Since 2017, with the assistance of the IFD, DCM has:</p>
- Provided online and in-person dermatology training to over 3,000 frontline healthcare workers across Mexico.
- Treated over 2,500 people, many of whom hailed from indigenous communities with limited access to skin health services, for a wide range of complicated skin conditions.
- Gathered data on the prevalence of rare skin disorders in under-served communities, shared and published globally.
- Opened a skin health centre in Tixtla, Guerrero State, Mexico, to improve indigenous communities access to general and skin health services.
- Raised awareness of and provided access to skin health services through their World Skin Health Day activities and events.