JUMP18 is a multidisciplinary program by Dr. Horacio Oduber Hospital to help children deal with obesity.
There is currently one group of children actively participating in JUMP18 under professional guidance. The program of 6 months will end in February 2023. This program is in synch with the national noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) prevention plan.
JUMP18 consists of a group of young medical professionals, under a pediatrician’s guidance, who developed an initiative to empower these children and their parents to improve their health and well-being. The goal of JUMP18 is to help parents and children lead a healthier life through education and exercise to challenge their limited perceptions.
Through this process, they created access for the parents and their children to discover their values in combination with in-depth knowledge about nutrition and health.
JUMP18 started on September 14, 2021, to make a difference in others, inspire and motivate. Through this program, it creates new opportunities for all involved, like the parents, the professionals but mainly the children. Jump18 has a duration of 6 months and initially started with 18 children but has since grown to 36. The Minister of Tourism and Public Health, Dangui Oduber, is happy with the results of Jump18 and is grateful to Dr. Jamiu Busari who founded JUMP18 and is the senior researcher for this program. The minister also thanks the professional team of JUMP18 for their generous and valuable contribution to JUMP18.