Strokes and heart attacks are the most common causes of death in developed countries...

...let´s change it together!

Every second man, ie 22 million people per year, dies on a stroke or a heart attack. Modern medicine can avert many deaths and consequences - but the treatment is dependent on timely help of the neighborhood and the arrival of the patient to the hospital. Most people, however, do not know what the symptoms of these diseases are, how to respond to them, or how to prevent them.

That's why we, led by leading experts in cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases and with the support of pedagogical specialists, have decided to built a HOBIT Program that, using an innovative method of so-called simulation scenes, teaches how to maintain real situations.

The HOBIT program is implemented by the Cerebrovascular Team of the International Clinical Research Center of St. Anne's University Hospital Brno (FNUSA-ICRC).


.....7000 children trained

More than 30 events and educational activities organized

92 involved school across the Czech Republic

17 partners and cooperating institutions of various focus across the world

25 Ambassadors of the HOBIT Program

  450 U3A students within the HOBIT+ project trained

How the time goes with the HOBIT Program

    There have been many education campaigns1 targeted to adults, which have proven to be almost ineffective. That is why a number of experts in the world and in our country advocate to educate children in schools about these diseases. This is the only systematic way of passing "vital" information. It was an impulse for us to focus on educating children. But first we had to find out their level of knowledge.

    We conducted a survey2 focusing on brain and heart attack, which showed that schoolchildren have almost no knowledge of these serious illnesses. We have decided to create a program that can be widely disseminated (that´s why an e-learning) and to teach as many children as possible how to save for example their grandparents.

  3. PROJECT HOBIT STARTS (2013 - 2015)
    We received a grant for the HOBIT project pilot phase. In the pilot project were involved 47 schools from the South Moravian and Ústecký Regions, and we trained 3500 children.

  4. THE HOBIT PROGRAM 2.0 (2017)
    Based on the data we obtained from the pilot phase, we upgraded the program and expanded by new components. The program has been available to all schools in the Czech Republic for free since February 2017.

    Starting in October 2017, students of U3A and the general public can join the modified version of the program. The pilot project HOBIT+ focused on seniors was supported by a grant from the City of Brno.