Bringing pediatric specialist care to places where access to advanced medical care for children otherwise doesn’t exist is the core of World Pediatric Project’s humanitarian outreach to its 12 partner countries in the Caribbean and Central America.  WPP’s International Teams program mobilizes dozens of pediatric diagnostic and surgery specialist teams each year covering most every pediatric sub-specialty need in these countries.  Annually, more than 2,000 children receive diagnostic or surgical care in this highly efficient program, reaching children in their home countries or regions.
World Pediatric Project's International Teams Program Impact

For FY 2018-2019

2,525 Children Received Care
51 Surgical and Diagnostic Teams
that traveled to
10 Partner Countries
3,431 Surgery and Consultation Services
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Patients wait to be see during clinic at WPP's June Neurosurgery mission to St. Vincent. 66 patients from six different countries were seen during clinic day. Some teams will start their week in country seeing more than 100 children.

WPP’s distinctive approach involves:

  • Comprehensive solution to care through multi-specialist teams from most every pediatric sub-specialty
  • Effective support and oversight for multi-stage and/or multi-specialty patient care via WPP patient database 
  • Annual consistency of the same WPP teams traveling the same week and month each year, creating continuity of care and trusted relationships built with families and the local medical community
  • Training opportunities for indigenous physician and nurse personnel

The types of pediatric teams sent to our partner countries include:

  • Open heart surgery
  • Diagnostic cardiology
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • General surgery
  • Urology surgery
  • Reconstructive plastic surgery
  • Ear, nose, and throat surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Nephrology
  • Spina bifida diagnostic clinics

Transformation 2023 Goals:

  • Every Child Access 2023 will accomplish 100 percent access for children needing pediatric advanced diagnostic and surgical care in  Belize, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and in the Eastern Caribbean in Anguilla, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts, and St. Lucia, benefiting 5,600 children.
  • Double Access in Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Honduras through WPP's customized approach in complex environments to deliver pediatric advanced medical care for an estimated 5,000 children.