In Jordan, Agility has supported the Children of War Foundation (CoWF) with its mission to provide specialized pediatric surgical care to children. With Agility’s support, CoWF were able to reach 1,110+ children in less than three weeks. All of the children had been waitlisted for surgical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The children were triaged and assessed prior to the COWF team arrival with the help of local clinicians in Jordan and through remote telehealth technology. Children were prioritized by severity and complexity of medical conditions, which allowed for those in need of sub-specialized care that is either unavailable or unaffordable, to be provided while the specialized pediatric team was on the ground. Medical procedures included craniofacial and plastic reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic, urology, ophthalmology, ENT, anesthesia, as well as general surgery, radiology, cardiology, pediatric medicine, dentistry, nursing, and surgical technology support.
To further supplement the medical outreach initiative, CoWF held a two-day high level symposium with guest lecturers from Tier 1 US academic institutions, to help build capacity on the ground. The symposium will enable local medical teams to independently provide some of these surgeries and treatments in the future.
We are proud to support the CoWF team, and we’re grateful to the many medical professionals that donated significant time and efforts to helping these children receive critically important, free and world-class medical care.