Miracle Flights, World Pediatric bring aid to children in Central America, Caribbean

Miracle Flights has reported it will fund transportation for World Pediatric Project medical volunteers to treat children throughout Central America and the Caribbean, the company said.

World Pediatric Project (WPP) organizes teams of pediatric specialists in a variety of sub-specialties, including cardiac and orthopedic care, to deliver critical care in partner countries. WPP works with local medical partners to conduct diagnostic and surgical procedures while also implementing programs to reduce infant mortality.

Under the partnership, Miracle Flights said it will fund airline travel for as many as 50 WPP pediatric surgery teams in the coming year. These teams conduct week-long missions to eight countries, providing diagnostic and surgical care for an average of 45 to 60 children during each mission.

Miracle Flights is a nonprofit providing free flights for children via commercial airlines to obtain distant specialized medical care. Miracle Flights has coordinated more than 100,000 flights.

World Pediatric Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing critically ill children and build healthcare capacity in the world. Since 2001, WPP has sent pediatric diagnostic and surgical teams to developing countries in the Caribbean and Central America and brought children to partner hospitals in the United States for care.