The Executive Council of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons announced 7th April as World Pediatric Surgery Day to create awareness for Pediatric Surgery and children requiring surgical treatment.

It was on 7th April 2001 that the landmark Kyoto Declaration of Pediatric Surgery was written that established the mission of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons to focus on the development and education of surgeons serving children, in all parts of the world.

This decision was announced in January 2023. This year, 2024, will be the Inaugural WPS Day.

We request you to celebrate the WPS day in your hospital, city, country and make it a truly global event.

The theme for 2024 is What is Pediatric Surgery? & Who is a Pediatric Surgeon?

April 2024,

Prof. Alp Numanoglu      Prof. Udo Rolle           Prof Shilpa Sharma
South Africa                       Germany                                            India
President                    President-Elect                            General Secretary
WOFAPS                          WOFAPS                                       WOFAPS