A number of children from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and several other countries in the eastern Caribbean will benefit from vital medical treatment to be provided by the World Paediatric Project (WPP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
Lauren McIntosh, WPP Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean, told WEFM News that an eight member Orthopaedic Mission is scheduled to arrive in state tomorrow September 1, 2018.
Ms. McIntosh said that on Sunday September 2, the WPP Mission will be conducting a free orthopaedic clinic at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, catering for children up to the age of 21 years old.
She said the Orthopaedic Mission will be evaluating about 60 children with club feet, severe bowing of the legs and unequal length of legs, and surgeries will be conducted on several of them next week.
The WPP Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean explained that annually the WPP conducts about 12 to 15 Missions here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The World Paediatric Project offers surgical and diagnostic critical paediatric care to children of the Eastern Caribbean and has been actively working in St. Vincent and the Grenadines since 2002.