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Before SCORPion, I was also a CHILD

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IFMSA Panamá

General Description

We chose 3 groups of vulnerable children from Panamanian society, who, together with medical students, celebrated the day of the child by giving them parties and those who were not in cancer treatment, visited the Biomuseum. The children were patients with leukemia or cancer, orphans or who did not live with their parents. To the children we gave gifts and the students were in charge of encouraging them and spending the day with them, so that when talking with them they see the reality of their life, a life harder than we imagine most of the time. Then the medical students were asked to share their experiences and examples of how they considered these children vulnerable, and how to solve this problem.

Area of Activity

Human Rights, Children Health and Rights

Objectives

Celebrate and promote the day of the child.
To create awareness in the medical student about the different adversities that happen the populations of children and their families, which often can not be recognized from a classroom or in the few hours that we travel in a hospital

Time frame of the Activity

Jul 17-23, 2016

Partners

Fundación de Amigos del Niño con Leucemia y Cancer.
Fundación DoctorYaso
Fundación Amador (Biomuseum)
Arcos Dorados (McDonald´s)
Aldeas Infantiles SOS
Vicerrectoria de Asuntos Estudiantiles (Universidad de Panamá)

Funding

Not specified.

Program

Not enrolled in any IFMSA Program.

Contact

Danilo Morales (NORP): [email protected]

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