“We rejoice in the thousands of children healed, yet we agonize over those not reached in time.”
Dr. Julian Metts, Founder of World Pediatric Project
This sentiment by World Pediatric Project’s founder, Dr. Julian Metts, captures the impetus behind WPP’s Transformation2023 Every Child Strategic Initiative. Its aim is clear- to reach more children sooner.
Why Us, Why Now?
Since 2001, World Pediatric Project has delivered an estimated 25,000 specialist services to more than 12,000 children. In addition to this significant lifesaving and life-changing impact, WPP today has evolved a distinctive and effective model for bridging this menacing gap in access to surgical care. WPP’s model mobilizes volunteer and contributed pediatric specialist resources in a prudent, data and collaboration-driven approach which maximizes the immediate and long-term sustainable value of this outreach to each of WPP’s partner countries. Because this model is scalable, the potential exists to save thousands more lives each year.
Transformation2023 Strategic Initiative accelerates WPP’s proven outreach to achieve world stage-worthy outcomes in access to pediatric specialist care in low-resource countries and sustainable solutions to urgent and advanced medical care for newborns. The outcome that shines above all – 17,000 additional children, including three thousand children reached years sooner, will gain lifesaving or life-enhancing care because of Transformation2023’s acceleration of outreach.
Transformation2023 Numbers at a Glance
Accelerates WPP’s advanced medical care outreach to deliver some 43,000 pediatric specialty services to an estimated 17,000 children between 2017-2023, resulting in thousands of children being helped years sooner.
Mobilizes a projected $206 million in advanced care resources through direct expenditures of approximately $45 million.
Philanthropic return on investment = at least $5 in pediatric advanced care delivered for every $1 contributed.
Transformation2023 Target Outcomes
#1) Every Child Access 2023
will accomplish 100 percent access for children needing pediatric advance diagnostic and surgical care in Anguilla, Antigua, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, benefiting 5,600 children.
#2) Every Newborn Access 2023
trains, equips and empowers front-line healthcare providers in hospitals and community clinics in Belize, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, helping at least 6,500 newborns survive and thrive by 2023.
#3) 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.
#4) Future Generations Fund
ensures the health and healing for thousands of children in years to come through planned gift endowment.