Recognition of our work in helping people live longer and stronger
Antonio Huertas, President of Fundación MAPFRE, is awarded the medal of honor from the Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine
For over 40 years, we have been working at Fundación MAPFRE to improve people’s quality of life and health, through our support of programs encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and raising awareness of the importance of non-communicable disease prevention (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.) We also support research projects such as stem cell therapy to repair spinal cord injuries and joint cartilage, as well as a project that has managed to reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease for the first time.
The Spanish Royal Academy of Medicine wanted to recognize our work and has honored us by awarding Antonio Huertas Mejías with a Medal of Honor. This medal is the highest distinction that the Academy grants, in accordance with its bylaws and is awarded very restrictively to people of particular merit in the scientific, academic and/or social fields.
In the awards ceremony held on 5 November, Antonio Huertas gave a speech on the role of medicine in increasing healthy life expectancy. In the President of Fundación MAPFRE’s opinion, this has become a challenge that society needs to understand and address. “People don’t just want to live longer, they want to live better, with the utmost physical ability and mental capacity and, of course, free from any kind of disability”.
The President of Fundación MAPFRE congratulated the Royal Academy at the awards ceremony for “medicine’s contribution to improving the world, especially for the tremendous medical breakthroughs that are allowing people to live longer free from disabilities”.