Since 2004, WPP has developed long-lasting capacity building partnerships in the Dominican Republic to support talented local physicians in reaching more children in need of care. To date, these partnerships have focused on cardiac care and neurosurgery, two high-resource, high-need areas of pediatric care. In partnership with local foundations and NGOs, WPP continues to deepen and develop its care network in the Dominican Republic.

Impact in Dominican Republic since 2004


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Dominican Republic Cardiac Program

Supporting the growth and development of an independent pediatric cardiac program to serve the country. 

Dominican Republic Neurosurgery Program

Partnership with local neurosurgeons to help more children gain access to life-saving surgical care through visiting teams, training and a shunt sponsorship program.

Regional Referral Program

Connecting children with advanced care services closer to home through WPP 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 Dominican Republic.

  • David Ortiz Children’s Fund
  • Fundación Juan Luis Guerra
  • Corazones Unidos
  • CEDIMAT Hospital
  • Rotary International/Gift of Life
  • Despacho de la Primera Dama

Program Model

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