Medikidz believes that every child deserves access to medical information they can understand. We are creating a global community of young people that are informed, empowered and health-aware.
What does Medikidz do?
Medikidz is a children’s medical education organisation that works closely with healthcare professionals, families, children and patients to produce unique learning materials in an interactive, powerfully-visual comic book format, thereby helping to educate children about their health as well as the health of those around them. Over 3,500,000 Medikidz comic books have been distributed globally, involving over 400 leading specialist physician peer reviewers and 100 endorsing partners worldwide. The Medikidz mission is to create a global community of young people that is informed, empowered and health-aware.
How it all started
Medikidz was co-founded by CEO Dr Kate Hersov, who after working in paediatrics became frustrated with the lack of engaging education for her young patients. During her time as a doctor, she was unable to provide children with resources to help educate them about their new diagnoses or medicines – in their language, and at their level. There exists worldwide an enormous lack of useful material for young people around medicine and health – most of what exists targets adults only. This realisation was the catalyst that led to the creation of Medikidz.
Dr Kate Hersov
Who are the Medikidz?
The ‘Medikidz’ are a gang of 5 larger-than-life superheroes, each of whom specialises in a different part of the human body. The superheroes are from Mediland, a living, moving planet shaped just like the human body, which they use to teach children about their own bodies. The characters are designed to be fun and appealing to young people so that entertainment and education can happen in tandem.
Credible Health Information
Credibility is the cornerstone of Medikidz. Professional medical writers and doctors create all the content, which is subsequently peer-reviewed by leading clinicians in each respective field. Medikidz also gains the endorsement of established and well-regarded medical institutions, foundations and spokespeople. Medikidz is very proud to also receive The Information Standard, which certifies that published content is clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.
Message from Kate
Imagine a world where all children have access to the information they need and in a way they understand to help them live healthy lives.
To make that dream a reality, we are building the global brand for children’s health, which is accessible through all mediums to allow young people to take autonomy over their health. Not only do my team create engaging content to explain complex conditions, but we are also working towards providing dynamic apps for disease and health management, thus aiming to provide a safe community where children can share their experiences, their empathy as well as find peer support.
I look forward to welcoming you to learn more about Medikidz and to join us in shaping the future of our children’s health.
- Dr Kate Hersov, CEO, 2015