We heal critically ill children and build indigenous healthcare capacity in developing nations. World Pediatric Project accomplishes this mission through effective programs which heal children today while building and implementing programs to heal the children of tomorrow.
Every child, regardless of geography, will have access to quality, critical care so that they can live full and productive lives.
World Pediatric Project was founded in 2001 as International Hospital for Children, with the mission to link worldwide pediatric surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal critically ill children in developing countries. Dr. Julian Metts, in conjunction with the South Richmond Rotary Club, founded the organization after returning from a dental mission trip in which Dr. Metts witnessed many children who were dying due to lack of access to critical medical care which is readily accessible in the United States. On March 1, 2011, International Hospital for Children merged with a nonprofit organization in St. Louis and became World Pediatric Project.