The World Paediatric Project (WPP) continues to render vitally important service to critically ill children here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other countries of the Eastern Caribbean, as well as Guyana and Suriname.

The WPP started its operations in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2002 and since that time they have performed over 9, 000 evaluations and conducted over 1,100 surgical evaluations for children and young people from across the region.

WPP Director for the Eastern Caribbean – Jacqueline Brown-King told WEFM News that the WPP recently concluded its first ortheopaedic mission for 2018 to this country.

The World Paediatric Project (WPP) recently conducted over 130 consultations and 39 surgeries for children with various kinds of ortheopaedic issues.

WPP Director for the Eastern Caribbean – Jacqueline Brown-King says that of the 133 children evaluated by the team of medical personnel out of St. Louis Missouri, USA, about 50 were from other Eastern Caribbean countries.

Mrs. Brown-King said a Physical Therapy Mission is scheduled to arrive in state today and will be conducting a two-day session on April 19 and 20 at the Physical Therapy Department of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

In April 2017, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the WPP opened the WPP designated operating theatre at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, and Mrs. Brown-King said the operating theatre is equipped to allow teams to do far more complex surgeries here, which allows families to stay at home and not have to travel to the United States.

That was World Paediatric Project Director for the Eastern Caribbean – Jacqueline Brown-King.

The World Paediatric Project has 13 Missions scheduled for St. Vincent and the Grenadines this year.

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