Lionel Messi - Professional Footballer

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Professional footballer Lionel Messi, captain and forward for both the Argentinian national team and Barcelona starred in a public service announcement which called for the allocation of resources and medications to fight against Chagas, a silent disease which affects 6 to 8 million people, predominantly in the Americas.


Chagas Disease




Related Links 

 On World Health Day, soccer star Leonel Messi helps to raise awareness about Chagas' Disease 

 PAHO: Enfermedad de Chagas

 WHO: Enfermedad de Chagas

 Lionel Messi website

Chagas is a silent disease...Millions of children and adults suffer from it worldwide, and in many cases they die. To combat it we need more resources and more medications." 

Lionel Messi