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Mali zmaj - Little dragon

„Mali zmaj“  - “Little dragon” is a humanitarian organization for improving the quality of life of poor children and ones without proper care. Organization started as a small internal project with a few friends in December 2009. With desire to raise as many children as possible and to help those in the most need, the work of this volunteer association has begun to include a wider range of people.

After several small but successful actions, which were unofficial and informal, the need for registration of organization and more serious approach emerged. Organization for improving the quality of life of poor children "MALI ZMAJ" - Zagreb opened on July 14, 2010, and today more than 5 hundred children and their families receive their help.

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Mali zmaj

„Mali zmaj“  je humanitarno društvo za poboljšanje kvalitete života siromašne i nezbrinute djece.

Društvo je započelo kao mali interni projekt nekolicine prijatelja u prosincu 2009. godine. Iz želje da uvesele što veći broj djece i pomognu onima kojima je to najpotrebnije, djelovanje ove volonterske udruge je počelo obuhvaćati sve širi krug ljudi.  Nakon nekoliko manjih ali uspješnih akcija, koje su bile neslužbene i neformalne, pokazala se potreba za registracijom udruge i malo ozbiljnijim pristupom. Društvo za poboljšanje kvalitete života siromašne i nezbrinute djece «MALI ZMAJ» – Zagreb je otvoreno 14. srpnja 2010. godine, a danas njihovu pomoć prima više od 5 stotina djece i njihovih obitelji.

www.malizmaj.hr  

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Children's Home ZAGREB

The Children's Home ZAGREB is a social welfare institution that cares for children without parents or without proper parental care, children whose development has been endangered in their own families, pregnant women and mothers with children. The Home also provides services to families of children, primary, foster and adoptive. The service capacity is for 200 children and young people aged 0-21 years, 10 pregnant women and mothers with small children and 100 households.

In Children's Home ZAGREB there is a shelter and expert support to numerous neglected and often abusive children who come with numerous family traumas and problems. Over time, trauma is alleviated, fears disappear, and the children start laughing and cheering again.

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Dječji dom ZAGREB

Dječji dom ZAGREB ustanova je socijalne skrbi koja kroz socijalne usluge zbrinjava djecu bez roditelja ili bez odgovarajuće roditeljske skrbi, djecu čiji je razvoj bio ugrožen u vlastitim obiteljima, te trudnice i majke s djecom. Dom pruža usluge i obiteljima djece, primarnim, udomiteljskim i posvojiteljskim. Kapacitet usluga je za  200 djece i mladih u dobi od 0 – 21 godinu, 10 trudnica i majki s malom djecom te za 100 korisničkih obitelji. Dom djeluje u sustavu Ministarstva socijalne politike i mladih.

U Domu su utočište i stručnu podršku našla brojna zanemarena, a često i teško zlostavljana djeca koja iz ugrožavajućih obiteljskih situacija dolaze s brojnim traumama i problemima. S vremenom se traume ublaže, nestaju strahovi, a djeca se opet počinju smijati i veseliti.

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Division of Neonatology, Department of Obstetric and Gynaecology, Clinical Hospital Centre Zagreb

This hospital has a hundred year long tradition in providing obstetric care and nowdays is the leading maternity hospital in the Republic of Croatia for complicated and high risk pregnancies. It has a modern and respectabile neonatological service which takes care of 4000 neonates annually. Among them, approximately 500 to 800 need more than standard care and 300 admissions to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are recorded per year, mostly because of prematurity related complications. One third of all neonates born prematurely are those of extremely low birth weight (less than 1000 grams) and extremely low gestational age (less than 28 weeks). Our permanent goal is to improve their survival as well as to decrease morbidity risks, both short-term and long-term.

 

Zavod za neonatologiju, Klinika za ženske bolesti i porode, Klinički bolnički centar Zagreb

Ustanova ima stoljetnu tradiciju na području porodništva i vodeća je institucija u Republici Hrvatskoj u skrbi o rizičnim i kompliciranim trudnoćama. Posljedično, razvila je i respektabilnu, modernu neonatološku službu kroz čije odjele na godišnjoj razini prođe gotovo 4000 djece, od čega njih 500-800 treba neki oblik potpore i/ili liječenja. Pri tome se na Odjelu za intenzivno liječenje u prosjeku godišnje liječi oko 300, uglavnom nedonoščadi, od kojih je gotovo trećina onih ekstremno niske porođajne težine (ispod 1000g) i ekstremno kratkog trajanja trudnoće (manje od 28 tjedana). Trajni je cilj poboljšati njihovo preživljenje, te smanjiti rani novorođenački pobol, a time i rizik kasnih posljedice nedonošenosti.

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CRVENI NOSOVI klaunovidoktori

are professional performing artists specially trained as hospital clowndoctors. CRVENI NOSOVI are part of international organisation based in Austria, Vienna, RED NOSES Clowndoctors International.

Teams of two clowndoctors make regular clown visits to hospital wards.

CRVENI NOSOVI are visiting 7 hospitals in Zagreb and children's departments in hospitals in Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar and Split.

As soon as RED NOSES clowns appear in the pediatric ward, the air fills with fun and the children become carefree and happy, just like healthy ones. Transporting the children into a world of jokes, magic and music, and exuding a large portion of empathy, RED NOSES clowndoctors can make fear and pain quickly be forgotten. They give comfort and hope whilst bringing a new zest for life, and spice up the hospital room. 

CRVENI NOSOVI also visit home for elderly and disabled in Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka and Split.

The elderly in care often suffer from limitations in their mobility, perception, and ability to communicate. When RED NOSES clowns move around in geriatric facilities, they build bridges to the vital world of the youth. Using humor, the clowns activate pleasant memories within the elderly and integrate them into common games. The mobilization of older patients with dementia, depression and chronic illness is successfully supported by this clown care program.

Giving individual treatment as they visit their patients from bed to bed, they bring lots of laughter and brighter moments to the serious, real-life problems the patients are encountering.

Hospital stays, surgeries and tests are connected with fear, insecurity, and boredom - especially for children. The young patients often do not know what is happening to them, and do not understand the many questions and constant worry. They often feel lonely. No matter how good the medical care is, emotional needs and personal interaction are often neglected in everyday hospital routine.

A bridge between humour and health treatment is successfully created, increasing the quality of life and the well-being of those in medical care.

By bringing humour, solace and laughter into the hospital, clowndoctors boost the resistance and willpower of their patients.

In six years of our presence in Croatia we visited more than 70.000 sick and suffering bringing them joy and happiness.

http://www.crveninosovi.hr