Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) was founded in 1997 by Dr. Jane Aronson, a renowned pediatric infectious disease and adoption medicine specialist, who has dedicated her life to working with children. WWO addresses children's physical and mental health, their education and their ability to plan for and to achieve that is productive and fulfilling in their own countries.
WWO's mission is to transform the lives of orphaned children by taking them out of anonymity and helping them to become healthy, independent, productive members of their communities and the world.
WWO provides direct medical, educational and developmental care and services and currently serves children in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Serbia and Vietnam.
From groundbreaking treatment of orphans with HIV/AIDS, to innovative programs including the WWO primary school and family health clinic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, WWO is committed to reaching more children while deepening each childís experience.
The Mount Sinai Children's Environmental Health Center (CEHC) supports cutting-edge research on the environmental causes of children's disease. They communicate their research to families, policy makers, the media, and the American public, and train the next generations of leaders in environmental pediatrics.
CEHC is directed by Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, a renowned pediatrician and epidemiologist who has devoted his career to protecting children against environmental threats to health. To further the work pioneered by Dr. Landrigan, CEHC is comprised of an accomplished team of doctors, scientists, and researches, who specialize in environmental pediatrics. Their staff conducts research in children's environmental health and cares for children at Mount Sinai Hospital.