With proper education and photoprotection, no person with albinism should die of skin cancer

We work to improve the lives of people with albinism through a holistic approach model. Our objective: to prevent skin cancer and promote the social inclusion of people with albinism in Africa.

OUR MODEL

Beyond Protection Package

In 2011 we supported the Ministry of Health of Tanzania with the creation of Kilisun, a skin cancer prevention program for people with albinism in Tanzania. Our program represents an evolution of Kilisun, in which leading multidisciplinary teams from the dermatological, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, social and community sectors have collaborated.

With Beyond Suncare we have created the “Beyond Protection Package“, A standardized and easily replicable model in African communities, in which a series of elements and actions  allow its effect to be absolutely transversal.

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LOCALLY PRODUCED CUSTOMIZED SUN CREAMS

Our sunscreen, of very high efficacy and safety, has a  formula specially developed and adapted to the reality, needs and sensory preferences of people with albinism in sub-Saharan Africa.

We promote the local production in simple installations adapted to local contexts, without sophistication of manufacturing processes and always guaranteeing high quality standards.

  • First sunscreen specially designed for people with albinism
  • We lead the creation of the first local production unit
  • Technology + efficiency + user preference + local context = Beyond sunscreen

DECENTRALIZED AND FREE DISTRIBUTION

The distribution services for the  cream, education and awareness, go to the most remote places in coordination with public and private hospitals and dispensaries, schools and local platforms. The mobilization of the beneficiaries is coordinated through the local associations of albinism, guaranteeing maximum assistance.

  • 3500 beneficiaries receive free of charge services in 3 countries
  • 57% of beneficiaries are children
  • 75% of services are provided by local dermatologists prioritizing rural and remote environments
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DECENTRALIZED AND FREE DISTRIBUTION

The distribution services for the  cream, education and awareness, go to the most remote places in coordinationwith hospitals and public and private dispensaries, schools and local platforms. The mobilization of the beneficiaries is coordinated through the local associations of albinism, guaranteeing maximum assistance.

  • 3500 beneficiaries receive services for free in 3 countries
  • 57% of the beneficiaries are children
  • 75% of services are taught by local dermatologists prioritizing environments rural and remote
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EDUCATION AND AWARENESS

Educational sessions on albinism and sun protection are aimed at the beneficiaries, their community and the institutions. With group education we seek to demystify the condition and the associated stigma, promoting self-confidence and self-care measures.

  • Periodic sessions aimed at beneficiaries, family members and community members.
  • Training of trainers: training and awareness-raising of health and educational personnel
  • Involvement of local authorities

PACKAGING RECYCLING

Sustainability It is key to our model and that is the reason why hy we ask beneficiaries to return the empty containers. In addition to minimizing our environmental impact, this measure enables us to evaluate the adherence and fulfillment of the program, reduces costs and fosters responsibility, self-confidence and sense of ownership among the users.

  • Local procurement of the containers
  • Large container format to minimize plastic usage
  • 25% improvement in packaging return in the last year
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PACKAGING RECYCLING

Sustainability It is key in our model and that is why we ask the beneficiaries to return the empty containers. With this measure, besides minimizing our environmental impact, we were able to evaluate the adherence and fulfillment of the program, costs are reduced and fosters responsibility, self-confidence and sense of ownership among the users

  • Local acquisition of the containers
  • Format large containers to minimize the use of plastic
  • 25% improvement in the return of packaging in the last year
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IMPACT MEASUREMENT AND FOLLOW-UP OF THE COMPLIANCE

Following up on the compliance with preventative treatment is essential to ensure the involvement of people with photoprotection measures and with education, as well as to assess  the  effectiveness and impact of the program. We care about the needs and preferences of users, contributing to compliance and satisfaction with services.

  • 80% reduction in sunburn and precancerous lesions
  • More than 95% declares an improvement in their self-confidence, positive impact on their personal life and maximum satisfaction with services
  • 30% of local staff are people with albinism

CREATION OF ALLIANCES

We build bridges, bringing together organizations and professionals from different fields to ensure comprehensive solutions. The challenges faced by people with albinism are multifactorial, so they are needed multilateral approaches and experts in various fields to achieve solid and sustainable solutions.

 

  • Model declared "Best Practice" by the United Nations
  • Fieldwork in collaboration with Associations of people with albinism and local hospitals
  • Advisory Board formed by international experts in Human Rights, dermatology, chemistry and cosmetology
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CREATION OF ALLIANCES

We build bridges, bringing together organizations and professionals from different fields to ensure comprehensive solutions. The challenges faced by people with albinism are multifactorial, so they are needed multilateral approaches and experts in various fields to achieve solid and sustainable solutions.

  • Declared model for Best Practice for the United Nations
  • Fieldwork in collaboration with Associations of people with albinism and local hospitals
  • Advisory Board formed by international experts in Human Rights, dermatology, chemistry and cosmetology

In each work area we involve and employ people with albinism, so that they are the true protagonists of their rescue.
We do not work for them but with them

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