Teddy Bear Hospital – AEMPPI Ecuador

Name of the activity: Teddy Bear Hospital

Country/NMO: AEMPPI Ecuador

Program: Ethics and Human Rights in Health

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: Continuous Activity

Category: Education

Focus area: Teddy Bear Hospital

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), SDG 4 (Quality Education)

General description:

Theoretical-practical activity focused on familiarizing children with the medical consultation, with a registration fee of $3. It will be divided into two phases, theorical and practical. Theoretical phase: For the participants a training conducted by a psychologist on appropriate communication techniques with children. Practical phase: Workshop in which participants will help children become familiar with medicine topics through demonstrations on teddy bears.

Problem statement:

Visiting hospitals is a threat for children and they express it with uneasiness, which makes diagnoses difficult. This by parents who take them to the doctors without prior explanation. In Ecuador in the school year 2019-2020 there were 597 reports of violence, 41.37% are of sexual violence to children and adolescents. For this reason, it is necessary to work on a link of respect and integration between children and the health area through education.

Target groups:

  • Children


  • Medical students
  • Healthcare Students
  • Children



– Familiarize 50 preschool children in Ecuador on topics of medical importance, rights, warning signs of sexual abuse and health prevention through teddy bear demonstrations in a 2-hour activity from 08/22 to 09/11/2022.


– Train leaders and replication participants on ways to communicate with children through a 2-hour training on 08/14/2022 through the Zoom platform. 

– Explain to 50 preschool children in Ecuador the importance of health prevention, medical consultation, and its basic elements.

– Teach 50 preschool children in Ecuador about the basic elements for the prevention of sexual abuse in children and the care of the environment through characterizations made with teddy bears.

Indicators of Success:


– To have a minimum of 50 children who have been familiarized with relevant topics in the area of medicine, warning signs against sexual abuse, importance of environmental care, health prevention, which will be reported through an attendance form with personal data of each participant. 


– Attendance of 80% of coordinators and participants to theoretical phase in the replications of the National Project “”Teddy Bear Hospital 2022″” on ways to communicate with children will be sent an attendance form in the training. 

– At least 70% of children should understand the importance of prevention in health, of going to medical consultation this will be evaluated through a feedback form for authorities/teachers to determine their understanding.

– At least 50% of the replicas address sexual abuse prevention and environmental care in their replicas.



– 10-15/07/2022: Creation of Master Folder and Master Sheet.

– 17/07/2022: Meeting with coordinators to socialize activities.

– 07/29/2022: Start of publicity.

– 04/07/2022: Training of managers.

– 08/14/2022: Training to participants.


07/08 to 11/09/2022.


Part 1.

– Training to project participants on the activities to be carried out in the practical phase.

Part 2

– Training to participants on the topics to be discussed with the children in the practical phase.


– Signage and adequacy of the spaces in the chosen center.

– Rotation of the children through the different stations: Depending on the organization of each replica.


– 12/09/2022: Sending of feedback link to participants.

– 09/26/2022: Sending of the report by those in charge of the replication.

– 03/10/2022:  Sending the report of the activity to the NMO.

Plans for evaluation:


– Use of registration form to verify the participation of a minimum of 20 students.

– In a folder created the coordinators of each replication should upload all the information about the replication (place, date, time and number of children).


– The participation of a minimum of 50 children in the project will be ascertained through the taking of attendance by the coordinators of each replication. 

– The attendance of a minimum of 20 health students will be ascertained by taking attendance through a Google form (theoretical phase) and manually (practical phase).


– A Google form will be sent to the managers of the centers (authorities, tutors, directors) with questions about the quality of the activity. 

– A feedback form for participants will be sent consisting of 3 sections: Computer data, quantitative evaluation and qualitative evaluation.

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