July 15, 2019
When it comes to promoting better health, Mylan’s teams around the world go the extra mile to make a difference. That was certainly the case in June when members of Mylan Belgium biked, walked and ran to spread awareness about fire safety and burns and raise money in support of Oscare, a nonprofit organization that specializes in scar management.
In a fundraiser called “Let osCARE,” Mylan colleagues tracked more than 5,000 km to raise 10,000 EUR for Oscare. The group will use the money for the development of ScarPath, a digital platform designed to help patients and physicians collaborate on various treatment plans. The platform is expected to launch later this year.
An estimated 10,000 patients in Belgium are hospitalized each year after suffering severe burns. As many as 40% of those patients are children. Oscare provides support to more than 1,000 patients every year.
“Involving our employees in helping Oscare and their patients with burns aligns with our work to promote better health in Belgium,” said Vincent Verschraegen, Mylan’s Country Manager for Belgium. “We’re really proud of the work Mylan does here and around the world to make a difference.”
Mylan offers more than 200 products in Belgium across several therapeutic categories including wound care, women’s health, cardiovascular and respiratory.
“We are very pleased with the partnership with Mylan and with their massive support for connecting patients and caregivers through our digital platform ScarPath,” said Koen Maertens, Managing Director of Oscare. “With the development of this digital care path we will be able to gain better insights into different parameters involved in the rehabilitation process to improve the quality of life of our patients.”