World Pediatric Project heralds its return to Antigua and Barbuda with first Cardiology Clinic since the pandemic

The World Pediatric Project will be returning to Antigua and Barbuda through cooperation between the Ministry of Health and the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre.

Accordingly, the hospital hosted its first Pediatric Cardiology Clinic since the start of the pandemic in 2020, and saw over 50 children being assessed.

The clinic was led by Dr. Scott Gullquist, a pediatric cardiology specialist, who was accompanied by sonographer Holly Carlson.

The World Pediatric Project describes itself as a network of medical and non-medical volunteers, hospital systems, partners, and donors who are committed to delivering safe and timely surgical and specialty care to children in need, especially those in lower-resource settings.

“When children are healed, the social and emotional health of families is restored, and the economic productivity of communities is strengthened,” the Project believes.

In addition to Antigua and Barbuda, it serves a wide range of countries, including Belize, Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.