World Pediatric Project sends surgical and diagnostic teams to provide treatment.
Teams of highly-trained pediatric specialists, in a variety of disciplines, are sent to provide critical care services to patients in World Pediatric Project partner countries. This is the most cost-effective and immediate way we provide care to children in the developing countries of the Caribbean and Central America. In a single trip, our teams can provide care and treatment for up to 50 children.
World Pediatric Project develops prevention programs.
Prevention programs targeted at reducing birth defects and preventable disease are developed with the healthcare providers in each country. These programs are designed to provide health education to the general public.
“Ninety percent of the world’s population has access to only 10 percent of the world’s health resources.”
World Pediatric Project coordinates care for children through programs based in the United States, as well as in our program countries.
Children in need of especially complex care are transported to US-based or advanced regional facilities capable of providing the services they need. World Pediatric Project has a growing network of US and international hospitals, surgeons and physicians capable of providing surgical services otherwise unavailable in a child’s home community.
World Pediatric Project builds local healthcare capacity.
Providing care to critically-ill children in developing countries is a problem that needs a long-term, sustainable solution. Our programs equip local doctors and nurses to diagnose and treat critically-ill children by providing training, diagnostic tools and improving hospital infrastructure. Local healthcare providers are eager to care for their country’s children, they simply need access to resources in order to do so.