The first of nine medical missions from the World Pediatric Project (WPP) to visit St. Vincent and the Grenadines for 2016 is scheduled to arrive this weekend, to offer medical services to local children and some from around the region.

The general surgery team, which consists of Dr. Jeffery Lukish and Dr. Tae Kim, as well as two nurses, Marybeth Pule and Sheree Dyer, are expected to arrive here on Saturday January 9th, according to a report by today’s edition of the Searchlight Newspaper.

The medical team will begin assessments the following day, with procedures taking place up until January 14th, during which period they will be assisted by local medical practitioners.

Thirty five children with issues relating to umbilical hernias, circumcisions, repairs to spleens and the pancreas, among other cases, will be treated by the specialists while here.

The World Pediatric Project has been offering free medical services to critically ill children here for over a decade.



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