WOFAPS, the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons, as it is widely known, was founded on October 15th, 1974 in Sao Paulo Brazil. Since then it has grown to be the world representative body of national pediatric surgical associations with a current membership of more than 100 countries. WOFAPS’ mission to improve surgical care of the world’s children was embodied in the Declaration of Pediatric Surgery in Kyoto in 2001. One of the most important components of this Declaration is that “every infant and child who suffers from illness and disease has the right to be treated in an environment devoted to their care by a pediatric medical or surgical specialist.” Our Federation is devoted to ensuring this type of environment is available to every child and infant anywhere in the world.
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