Every year, the participants of the EMSA organization introduce the youngest children to the world of hospitals through the Teddy Bear Hospital, a public health initiative run by IFNMU students.
The medical world can be a scary place for children. Large hospital buildings, medical machines and unfamiliar people can be daunting. This particularly hard for children when they are sick. This campaign aims to reduce anxiety by teaching children about going to the doctor in a safe and fun way.
Medical students taught children how to properly brush their teeth, the structure of the ear, how to apply bandages and many other interesting topics.
During this fun, interactive event, students tell children what goes on inside hospitals. They also teach them about the benefits of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
The idea was implemented in collaboration with Victoria Merkulova, the coordinator of 'Children's Voices'.