Journal of Clinical Pediatrics and Neonatal Care

The Boy Who Loved Kites

Published on: 2018-10-27


Inaugurated in 1976 in the central zone of Sao Paulo City, the Children’s Hospital of University of Sao Paulo Medical School (FMUSP) has been regarded as a reference center for complex, rare and of difficult diagnostic elucidation diseases, and has received patients from all over Brazil as well as neighbouring countries. As a center also for liver, kidney and hematopoietic stem cell transplantations, a wide range of chronic and severe diseases are treated at this Children’s Hospital (in Portuguese, Instituto da Criança – ICr). It is worth mentioning that ICr is a public hospital, maintained by the government of the State of São Paulo, and offers free of charge care to most of the referred patients, who usually come from low income families.


Hospital Humanization; Chronic Diseases in Children; Child Playing; Occupational Therapy; Hospital Playroom; Pediatric Hospitals