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. Today, WPP continues to deepen and develop collaborative programs in Belize to expand the network for children, as well as 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
- $20,750,000+ USD in medical services provided
- 3,150 children served
- 200+ health workers trained
Training Programs build local infrastructure and the capacity needed to build a brighter and healthier future for children.
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.
International Referral Program
Connecting children with advanced care services closer to home through WPP network of international hospital partners.
US Referral Program
Providing care to the most complex, urgent patients through referral to one of WPP’s partner hospitals in the United States.
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.