Miguel Baltasar García, who has Chagas disease, features in the campaign's awareness video with Leo Messi. PHOTO: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS / FCB

On Thursday, April 12th, the awareness campaign “Beat the silence. Beat Chagas disease” will be unveiled by the FC Barcelona Foundation, the Catalan Agency for Cooperation and Development, the Leo Messi Foundation, the BID (Interamerican Development Bank) and the Catalan’s Institute’s International Health Program (PROSICS); with the support of the Neglected Disease Department of the World Health Organization (WHO), FindeChagas, ISGlobal (Barcelona Institute for Global Health) and the Healthy World Foundation.

The presentation will take place in the Sala Roma at the Camp Nou at 19:00. Attendees include:

Sandro Rosell, FC Barcelona President

Ramon Pont, first vice president of the FC Barcelona Foundation

Carles Llorens, director general of the Generalitat de Catalunya Cooperation and Development Agency

Dr. Jordi Gómez, coordinator of Tropical Medial Unit and International Health Drassanes of the Catalan Institute for Health

Miguel Baltasar García, campaign spokesperson

During the event, which will be hosted by the journalist Rita Marzoa, the awareness video, which features Miguel Baltasar García and Leo Messi, will make its debut.

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