World Pediatric Project Cardiology Clinic a success in Antigua

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The World Pediatric Project (WPP) held a major cardiology clinic at the Mount St. John’s Medical Center (MSJMC) over the weekend, and exercise marked successful by its organizers.
Children in Antigua and Barbuda and other territories of the northern Leeward Islands can now access free treatment and care through this initiative.
For the first time, Antigua and Barbuda benefited from this Pediatric Cardiology Clinic under the auspices of the World Pediatric Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
Dawn Valentine and her son Zeek – who were among others treated to open-heart surgery under this initiative – expressed their gratitude to the ministry in a social media video posted to the ministry’s page.
According to the ministry, since 2011 boys and girls accompanied by their parents would travel to St. Vincent to access this service which is now available locally free of cost through the MSJMC.
Last weekend’s cardiology clinic in Antigua served 55 patients whose ages ranged from just one month to 17 years. The recipients/beneficiaries hailed from Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts-Nevis.
World Pediatric Project is a non-profit organisation whose motto is Heal a Child, Change the World. Its capacity to reach children is enabled by the in-kind donations of doctors and hospitals.
Since 2001 WPP has delivered an estimated 25 thousand specialist services to more than 12 thousand children.
The aim is to heal critically ill children and build indigenous healthcare capacity in Central America and the Caribbean.

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