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‘Agents of Change’ AD Challenge

Help us #ChangeAD

On World Atopic Dermatitis Day in 2019, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron launched the ‘Agents of Change’ AD Challenge, a new, global grants-initiative seeking proposals for grassroot solutions to help solve some of the greatest challenges impacting those living with AD.

The 2019 ‘Agents of Change’ AD Challenge focused on helping address the unacceptable, and sometimes overlooked, bullying or stigma experienced by people living with AD.

2019 Grant Recipients Announced

Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron are pleased to award five organisations $10,000 each in grant funding to help bring their proposals to life. Selected proposals ranged in approach from using art and creativity to shed a light on the emotional and psychosocial burden of AD, to training young people with AD to become anti-bullying ambassadors in local schools.

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Expert Steering Committee

The proposals were reviewed against a pre-defined set of criteria by a panel of experts made up of key leaders from the AD community, as well as representatives from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron.

Navdeep Gosal, developer of ‘Eczema Tracker’, a free app-based solution to help patients track and manage symptoms, and mother of a child living with eczema./p>

Africa Luca de Tena Smith, Director of Communication for the Association of People Affected by Atopic Dermatitis in Spain and living with severe AD herself.

GlobalSkin, a representative from International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations.

Meet the 2019 Challenge Grant Recipients

Atopika (Slovenia)

International And National Literary/Art Contest For Patients Suffering With Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema Support Australia (Australia)

"Life Stories" - Adolescence And Atopic Dermatitis

Global Parents for Eczema Research (U.S.)

Youth-Led Education And Awareness Campaign

Jamii Light Up (Tanzania)

Early Screening Of Children With Atopic Dermatitis And Interventions

The Diana Award (U.K.)

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors As Agents Of Change

More to come in 2020...

A second ‘Agents of Change’ AD Challenge will be launched on World AD Day 2020, 14th September, asking the community to again respond to how they would locally address a common challenge experienced by those living with AD.