Anouk Foundation, Spain

The Trafigura Foundation is pleased to support Anouk and its work in the paediatric division of the Rio Tinto Hospital in Huelva, near Seville, Spain. Anouk artists create vibrant paintings that help distract children during treatments and comfort patients of all ages by diminishing their fear of the medical institution.

It is never pleasant to undergo medical treatments, and for children in particular the experience can be daunting or frightening. The Anouk Foundation, named after an inspiring girl with special needs, is a Swiss-based organization that draws upon teams of artists, in collaboration with medical staff, to create bright and cheerful murals on the walls of medical institutions, creating a more vibrant atmosphere and lessening the fear of medical interventions. The Trafigura Foundation has supported Anouk since 2012 and is now extending its support to a new series of paintings in a hospital in Huelva, Spain. Here, bright pictures on the walls will give a more cheerful outlook to children in RioTinto’s paediatric unit.

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Key figures

  • 100%

    of parents and medical staff say the paintings are nurturing and reassuring

  • 79%

    of children and young adults feel less fear towards hospitals

100% of parents and medical staff say the paintings are nurturing and reassuring
79% of children and young adults feel less fear towards hospitals

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