The inspiration for the Doctor Juan Abarca International Award for Medical Sciences comes from Doctor Juan Abarca himself. He has dedicated his life to furthering the lives and health of people, and these human values pervade both this initiative and the organisation which he still presides over in an honorary capacity.
Therefore, the prize is intended for an action that has served to generate new knowledge with global impact, especially if it has been able to change country health systems, the risk factors for preventable diseases, or the social determinants or the environmental impacts that can lead to disease. And all this must have been achieved without losing sight of the scientist’s role as a scientific
and clinical inspiration for current and future fellow researchers. Documentary evidence that supports the work done must also exist. In addition to being able to provide this documentary evidence and upholding the values and principles of Dr Juan Abarca that are the foundation of this prize, the recipient must have an impeccable ethical record.
ABARCA PRIZE aims to serve as a benchmark, not only of the research communication of Grupo HM Hospitales, but also that of the Abarca Cidón family itself.