Young Barbados Girls Come to Richmond for Life-Changing Surgery

October 6th, 2015

Miracle and Raven arriving at Richmond International Airport with their mothers

World Pediatric Project (WPP), in cooperation with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Barbados and the government of Barbados, will welcome two young girls, Miracle and Raven, to Richmond this October for life-changing advanced medical treatments performed by Bon Secours Richmond Health System (St. Mary’s Hospital) pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Chester Sharps, M.D.

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The Next Generation of Philanthropists  

August 17th, 2015

Kids Helping Kids story

Giggles and coos could be heard from the group of young girls as they stood in a semi-circle surrounding the bright-eyed baby. ““It was scary at first. But once we were here and getting support and encouragement, the load has been much lighter.” Those were the relieved words of Susan, mother of 16-month-old Hollison who needed heart surgery to correct …

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A Growing Partnership: eScribe and World Pediatric Project

March 24th, 2015


Depending on medical specialty, World Pediatric Project mission teams treat anywhere from 25 to 120 patients during a mission week. In order to provide the best care, each patient’s needs and services are documented and rendered through WPP’s staff’s internal database. So how are WPP medical volunteers able to accomplish this? With support of eScribe, a growing and talented medical scribe staffing …

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Kids Helping Kids: Monument 10K Kids Fun Run

March 23rd, 2015

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  Each year, World Pediatric Project supporters wear their hearts on their running shoes as they run the Richmond Ukrop’s Monument 10K to raise funds and awareness for our mission. The impact of their dedication and efforts is invaluable throughout the year as every dollar helps WPP reach another child in need. This year, World Pediatric Project’s Monument 10K running …

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Program Update: Belize Newborn Care Training Program

March 10th, 2015


  In partnership with the Ministry of Health, World Pediatric Project continues its efforts to empower health workers and improve health outcomes for newborn babies in Belize. In Belize, 38% of childhood deaths occur within the first 6 days of life. By training birth attendants and health workers how to recognize and safely address signs of crisis in newborns, WPP …

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Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse Training Program

August 19th, 2014


This month, the fourth and final World Pediatric Project & David Ortiz Children’s Fund nurse training team traveled to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Hospital Infantil Robert Reid Cabral in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The U.S.-based clinical educators provided more than 50 hours of instruction to Dominican nurses in clinical theory and skills practice over the course of the …

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