The Urgo Foundation

The Urgo Foundation

1 million euros over a 5-year period to support Research

The Urgo Foundation was created in December 2009 to extend the company’s commitment to public health. With a five-year budget of at least one million euros, the Foundation is focusing on three main areas: supporting scientific research, contributing to health education and preventive health initiatives and encouraging health players, with grants and scientific prizes. 

The main projects: an increasingly international role

Diabetes is one of the main public health challenges for the future. Wounds in diabetic patients are a major complication of the disease.
For the first time, a call for projects has been launched simultaneously in 6 different countries.
On the theme of “diabetic foot wounds: initiatives and innovative practices for the prevention or treatment of these wounds”
, this call for projects highlights the Foundation’s commitment to the management of diabetic patients’ wounds. 

In parallel, the Foundation maintains its commitment to healthcare education for diabetics.
A research programme is currently under way to determine the reasons behind poor treatment compliance among diabetic patients and concrete ways of improving wound prevention.

Last update : June 9, 2015