World Pediatric Project (WPP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health will be conducting paediatric urology assessments and care from Oct. 13 to 20.
The clinic will be held on Sunday, Oct. 14, for all children up to the age of 21 years old.
The urology mission will evaluate children who have urological problems such as: hypospadias, undescended testes and other issues related to the genitourinary system (genitals, ureters, urethras and bladder).
“Our paediatric urology team has the experience and qualifications to treat these complex issues in children,” WPP said in a statement.
WPP continues to mobilise paediatric specialty teams addressing the full spectrum of advanced critical medical care for children in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and throughout the Eastern Caribbean.
At the last Urology mission in September 2017, 56 children were evaluated, 20 of those were regional patients and 15 surgical interventions provided throughout the week.
The urology mission will be led by paediatric urologist Dr. Douglas Coplen who led his first WPP international team last September to SVG.
He is supported by anaesthesiologist Dr. Thomas Bohannon as well as the operating room nurse Jeanne Vogt and WPP volunteer Irene Lazo.
The mission will also be supported by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.
Executive Director of the Eastern Caribbean, WPP, Lauren McIntosh expressed pleasure at the continuous and expanding impact these missions have on St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the OECS.
“We are thrilled to be hosting another paediatric urology mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines which is the hub for WPP in the Eastern Caribbean,” McIntosh said.
“We anticipate that for this particular mission there will be children visiting from various other Eastern Caribbean islands such as: Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia.”
Parents and guardians of children who may need to be assessed are asked to contact World Pediatric Project office at 784-451-2989 or 784-494-2751 for more information.
World Pediatric 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.
The work of WPP and its impact can be followed at www.worldpediatricproject.org and on Facebook at WPP Caribbean.