Pequeno Príncipe Complex

Pequeno Príncipe Complex

The Pequeno Príncipe Complex is devoted to promoting healthcare focusing on technical and scientific excellence, on social mobilization, and humanized and comprehensive care.

The Complex comprises three units: Pequeno Príncipe Hospital, Pequeno Príncipe College, and Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute. Together they allowed the organization to operate in healthcare, education, and research segments through an integrated and complementary effort.

The Pequeno Príncipe Hospital is the largest solely pediatric hospital in Brazil, which has been providing healthcare services to patients from zero to 18 years of age, in 32 specialties, since 1919. It is a national reference in high- and medium-complexity procedures, and it allocates 70% of its capability and facilities to providing services to patients covered by the Brazilian Public Healthcare System (SUS). In 2015, the hospital served more than 311,000 outpatients, 23,000 admissions, and 20,000 surgeries.

Complementing the hospital services, the research unit – Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Research Institute – initiated its activities in 2006 and since then it has been concentrating its efforts in the investigation of complex, high-incidence diseases in Brazil, thus contributing to reducing child mortality rates. Currently, there are 16 researchers working on more than 100 ongoing research studies which include molecular genetics, cell biology with a focus on stem cells, nanobiotechnology, and bioinformatics, as well as specific Pediatric areas like infectious diseases, mental disorders, cancer, and complex and rare diseases.

Pequeno Príncipe Gala

Since 2013, the Pequeno Príncipe organizes its annual gala which takes place, every other year, in New York City. Thanks to the commitment of our supporters – along with the ambassador of the institution, Daniele Giacomazzi Behring, co-chairs Belinda Badcock Brito and Amalia Spinardi Thompson Motta and, the project’s patron, chef Claude Troisgros, every event have been more than a memorable night. Over the past four years, the annual event has raised $3.4 million to fund the development of more than one hundred research and assistance projects, with emphasis on cancer and other childhood complex diseases.

The Pequeno Príncipe Gala 2017 will take place at Gothan Hall, on October 12th. The event’s honoree is Rodrigo Vianna, M.D. director and chief of liver, intestinal and multivisceral transplant of Miami Transplant Institute. To complete the great celebration of children’s lives, a special menu prepared by Chef Claude Troisgros and a team of star chefs gathered by him such as Daniel Boulud, Roberta Sudbrack and, other guest chefs and a music performance.

Your support is very important for the maintenance and improvements of our services. For more information or to buy your tickets to the event, please click here or contact Carolina: +55 41 3310 1722 –

We thank you in advance to help us on making the difference in the life of thousands of children and teens.