We are Loono

Young doctors, medical students, and other enthusiasts. 
Together, we save lives through prevention. 

We organize workshops and webinars in order to educate people about reproductive (#allgooddownthere) and mental health (#feelinggood), prevention of oncological diseases (#boobsandballs) and cardiovascular diseases (#yourheartforlife). We talk about the health and body clearly, we don't scare with statistics, and we inspire others to take care of themselves.

8

years in
existence

110

young doctors and medical students 

2500

workshops 

120000

newly educated people

64

successful
self-diagnoses

55

regular donors

First Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague took over the patronage of our organization and we collaborate with doctors and health experts in general medicine, gyneacology, urology, cardiology, dermatovenerology, nutrition, psychiatry and psychology.

We work in association with

How Loono started

Our founder Kateřina Šédová (Vacková) was diagnosed with a malign ovarian cancer at the age of 22. Thanks to the fact she listened to the warning signals of her body, everything was detected in the early stage. As she has cured, Kateřina has decided to inspire other young people by her story.

And so Loono was founded - to help people realize that the right time to take care of their health is now.

What we do?

  • We organize workshops for companies and schools.
  • We coordinate panel discussions focused on health topics.
  • We educate the general public through our web and social media.
  • We developed mobile app Preventivka - a practical guide for prevention.
  • We create educational materials for doctors and teachers.
  • We publish our own blog and create podcast.
  • We provide online consulting.

Our team

Young doctors, medical students, and other enthusiasts who believe that patients should not only be treated, but also aware of how to prevent various conditions and diseases.

We have expanded our reach to five regions in the  Czech Republic - Prague, Brno, Hradec Králové, Olomouc and Pilsen. You can join us too!

How do we finance our activities?

We regularly launch crowdfunding campaigns, accept donations from individual and corporate donors and we also sell our own merchandise.

Every paid workshop in a private company helps us to organize two workshops at schools, which in most cases cannot afford to pay for them.

Who do we help?

Teenagers
 (Age 14 - 19)

They are just learning to take care of their bodies on their own. Our goal is to teach them how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, how to use birth control or how to maintain proper intimate hygiene. We also teach them about the importance of a healthy diet, exercise and periodical self-checks of their breasts or testicles.

Young adults
(Age 20 - 35)

These people need to know about various risks of sex life, (in)fertility and cancer prevention. They also need to learn how to provide sufficient first aid in situations of crisis and how to prevent a heart attack or stroke in stressful times of modern world.

Working adults
(35 and more)

We teach them how to recognize symptoms of numerous types of cancer, heart attack or stroke at an early stage. What's more, we are not afraid to tackle taboo topics, such as incontinence or erectile dysfunctions. We also explain where to go for regular preventive check-ups and how to educate their children.

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