April 9, 2013

Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment hosts workshop

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is presently hosting medical professionals from the World Pediatric Project.{{more}}

The visit of the group began on Sunday, and will run until Saturday.

This is the seventh medical mission mounted by the World Pediatric Project since the start of the year.

The mission will focus on pediatric orthopaedics and will consist of six medical professionals, headed by Dr Eric Gordon, and including Dr Horatius Jeffers, a St Lucian orthopaedic surgeon. Dr Charles Woods, Vincentian orthopaedic surgeon, who is currently acting as medical director of the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, is the in-country team leader.

The medical team will perform surgical interventions on children from not only St Vincent and the Grenadines, but also from Anguilla, Grenada, St Lucia and Dominica.

The medical missions which have been held so far for the year have been in the specialities of Opthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Neonatology, Physical Therapy, General Surgery and Cardiology.