In Guatemala, WPP develops long-term partnerships with local pediatric specialists to help increase access to surgical care, particularly in high-resource areas like craniofacial care and orthopedic spine care.  WPP has been actively working in Guatemala since 2002 and continues its mission to close gaps in the circle of health for children and elevate care available locally through specialty training programs. 

Impact in Guatemala since 2002


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Guatemala Spine Program

A surgical training program to provide life-altering care to children with complex spinal conditions.

Guatemala Surgical Access Program

Enhancing access to surgical care for children in select subspecialties in partnership with local NGOS and partner physicians.

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 Guatemala.

  • The Shalom Foundation/Moore Pediatric Surgery Center
  • Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO)
  • Club de Leones de Salamá (Lions Club International)

Program Model

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