World Pediatric Project’s work in Belize began in 2001 in partnership with the Ministry of Health and dedicated local health care providers seeking access to advanced pediatric care unavailable locally at the time.  WPP continues to deepen and develop collaborative programs in Belize to serve children and to support training and capacity building for local doctors, nurses, and midwives.  A vast network of local patient advocates and rural health officers ensures that each community, no matter how remote, is connected to this pediatric healthcare network. 

Impact in Belize since 2001


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Belize Orthopedic Program

A comprehensive and collaborative approach to general pediatric orthopedic care for the children of Belize.

Belize Surgical Access Program

Closing gaps in access to surgical care through rotating surgery teams in areas of ophthalmology, plastic surgery, general surgery, and urology/nephrology.

Belize Neonatal Care Training Program

A national neonatal training program to equip doctors, nurses, and midwives throughout the country with critical skills to care for newborns in distress.

Regional Referral Program

Connecting children with advanced care services closer to home through WPP’s network of international hospital partners.

U.S. Referral Program

Providing care to the most complex, urgent patients through referral to one of WPP’s partner hospitals in the United States.

Program Partners

WPP programs are strengthened through partnerships within the country and with other organizations committed to the goal of improving access to advanced specialty care for children in Belize.

Program Model

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