NLR’s SkinApp wins ISNTD Festival Apps Award in London
The NLR SkinApp has enormous potential and already was recognized as one of the best innovative concepts in international development in 2017 at the Partos Innovation Festival. And on March 12th the SkinApp has won the Apps award at the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases Festival co-hosted by the Wellcome Trust in London.
International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases Festival
The SkinApp was especially praised for “the strong commitment to strengthening primary healthcare through mHealth, the development of innovative treatment paradigms focusing on skin health interventions, and the dedication to strong national and international partnerships”. We are very proud of this accomplishment and the recognition of the work put into this project by our staff, partners and all field workers involved.
The SkinApp project
NLR has developed the SkinApp together with Erasmus Medical Centre. The SkinApp is a mobile phone application which aims to support peripheral health workers to recognize the signs and symptoms of skin diseases, including skin neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). By enabling timely diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases, especially NTDs that manifest with skin lesions such as leprosy, the SkinApp contributes to the prevention of disabilities as well as the occurrence of secondary psychological and socio-economic problems.
The newly validated third version of the SkinApp will soon be available in all app-stores.