Doctors for Children Foundation,
aims to improve the lives of children and young people living with a chronic illness or disability, by means of practical, innovative projects geared to the wishes and needs of children in the Netherlands and based on scientific research.
An umbrella of projects
The work of Doctors for Children shares some common ground with care and well-being and involves multiple projects. Examples include Fitkids, a special fitness and exercise programme, or Cyberpoli, an online platform where young people can find information, meet each other and ask questions to a panel of medical practitioners and experiential experts. The Geld&ik project was set up for children living in poverty in the Netherlands or in low-income families. In addition, we run an extensive web shop with information material sourced by ourselves (books, CD ROMs and films) about the most common chronic illnesses and diseases.
At Doctors for Children, the children often have an important say themselves. We listen to them and involve them in the implementation of our projects. By doing so, we aim to increase participation of children in healthcare. In addition, we also closely work together with the parents, patients' associations, doctors and other care providers.
Asking experts questions safely and easily, contact with fellow sufferers and lots of information about your disease.
Lots of children and youngsters with a chronic illness have questions about their illness they are unable to ask their medical practitioner. Or they simply want to know something about living with their illness now, whereas the next appointment in the outpatient clinic is scheduled one month from now.
Sports is fun and healthy, particularly if you suffer from a disorder. Fitkids gives you a headstart!
Fitkids is a fitness and exercise programme set up by Stichting Fitkids for children aged six to eighteen suffering from a chronic illness, disability or long-term disorder. The children train and move for a period of six to twelve months under the supervision of a (paediatric) physiotherapist.
Sponsor Sophie naar Santiago27/03/2017
Sophie Gulickx gaat voor Stichting Fitkids een grote uitdaging aan. Vanaf 1 mei zal zij een tocht van 860 kilometer te voet gaan afleggen naar Santiago de Compostella.
Interview met Peter van Rijen (60), neurochirurg, en Janine Ophorst (40), verpleegkundig specialist epilepsiechirurgie.20/03/2017
"Epilepsiechirurgie is vaak heel effectief, het loont patiënten hier goed over voor te lichten."
Twee nieuwe interviews op de Cyberpoli!14/03/2017
Jamila (19) heeft de ziekte van Crohn & Denise (25) heeft drie weken geleden epilepsiechirurgie ondergaan.
Nieuw interview op de Cyberpoli: Miriam (12) is geopereerd aan schildklierkanker.05/01/2017
Lees en bekijk het interview met Miriam (12) met schildklierkanker en hoe zij al haar behandelingen ervaren heeft. Alhoewel zij nog niet helemaal genezen verklaard is, zien de dokters en Miriam zelf de toekomst met vertrouwen tegemoet.
New Doctors for Children website23/12/2016
The Doctors for Children website has been completely revamped
New in Cyberpoli: Haemophilia and Von Willebrand disease22/11/2015
Launch of a further 2 new Cyberpolis: Haemophilia and Von Willebrand disease. Read the interviews, the extensive medical information or ask a question to one of the experts at the new Cyberpolis on Haemophilia and Von Willebrand disease.