On the 26th of October, Pequeno Príncipe Hospital completes 100 years. The institution was born from an initiative started by a group of women that dreamed of offering quality healthcare to children and families that couldn’t afford these kinds of services, in 1919. This dream gained supporters and became a reality. Today, Pequeno Príncipe is Brazil’s largest pediatric hospital and reaches its centennial offering healthcare in 32 specialties, with technical and scientific excellence, equity, and humanization to thousands of children and adolescents from all over the country.
In the 12th edition of Pequeno Príncipe News, you learn more about this so important moment in the institution’s history, that was written by many hands. You will also meet some of the staff that have had the privilege of following the Pequeno Príncipe Hospital growth. Stories of people like nursing assistant Wladyslawa Provessi – who has been dedicated to the care of children and adolescents undergoing treatment in the institution for the past 51 years –, driver Nelson Gonçalves – who has dedicated 40 years to Pequeno Príncipe –, and oncologist physician Flora Mitie Watanabe – with more than 40 years in the Hospital.
Another article of this news’ edition brings details about the 2019 Pequeno Príncipe Gala, that will be held on the 11th of October at Gotham Hall, in New York City, to celebrate the institution’s 100 years. In this Gala, the French chef Claude Troisgros, the event’s patron, will be in charge of a star-studded team of chefs that will prepare the evening’s exclusive menu, with courses created by chefs Alex Atala, Daniel Boulud, Helena Rizzo, and Thomas Troisgros. Three personalities will be honored in this edition of the Gala: Brazilian scientist Lygia da Veiga Pereira – currently in São Paulo University (USP) –, North-American entrepreneur Paul J. Fribourg and journalist Paula Zahn.
At last, a report presents the “Pequeno Príncipe Gamomics”, a game that teaches about new generation sequencing and is available for free in iOS and Android™ platforms. A product of the integration between assistance, education and research, the “Gamomics” teaches about molecular biology techniques, including new generation sequencing (NGS) in a clinical setting. The game was presented to the public during the 6th Together Against Cancer Congress, held in São Paulo in September, in which the institution showed the advances and challenges in caring for children facing cancer.
Click here and read the full-length articles in the 12th edition of Pequeno Príncipe News.