Changing futures through our Rotary partnership

Programs funded by Rotary Clubs and Districts in the 2016-17 financial year

Interplast deeply appreciates the many Rotary clubs and districts which have made significant financial contributions, and wishes to recognise those which have been directly applied to specific program activities in the 2016-17 financial year.

These programs have included full plastic and reconstructive surgical programs of 1-2 weeks in duration, treating patients with acquired and congenital disabilities and providing training to local medical personnel, as well as training and mentoring programs focused on surgical skills and nurse education. These programs have been delivered in countries including Solomon Islands, Fiji, Philippines and Kiribati.

In the 2015-16 financial year, a number of program activities were partially or fully funded by Rotary clubs and districts, as outlined below. Please note that programs may not be delivered in the same financial year as funds received.

To see the list of all clubs and districts who generously provided funding which enables Interplast to respond to the growing demand for our services, click here.

 

Kiribati Surgical funded by Rotary District 9685 This surgical program to Tarawa on the small island nation of Kiribati, was Interplast’s 28th visit and was coordinated in collaboration with doctors at the Tungaru Central Hospital (TCH). From 22th November – 1st of December 2016, a team of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, and nurses delivered a 10 day surgical and training program during which 39 life-changing surgical procedures were completed, and local Kiribati surgeons, anaesthetic registrars and nurses received crucial clinical training. To read more about our programs in Kiribati, click here.

Cagayan de Oro Surgical funded by Rotary District 9455 In September 2016, an Interplast volunteer team of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses delivered a successful 2 week program in which 41 life changing surgeries were carried out, with the majority of patients being under 5 years of age. The team were also delighted to see the hospital ward dedicated to Interplast volunteer surgeon Dr Michael McGlynn, in honour of his extraordinary volunteer commitment over 34 programs. The ward was furnished through a collaboration between the local Rotary club, Interplast and Donations In Kind. To read more about our programs in the Philippines, click here.

Labasa Surgical funded by Rotary District 9810 From Interplast’s first surgical program to Fiji in 1983, to it’s 128th program in March 2017, over 5000 surgical procedures have been performed. This program funded by D9810 and conducted in collaboration with doctors at the Labasa General Hospital enabled 28 life changing surgeries to be completed and crucial clinical training delivered to local doctors and nurses. To read more about our programs in Fiji, click here.

Solomon Islands Nurse training funded by Rotary District 9800 Through funding from the Rotary Club of Balwyn, Interplast in partnership with the National Referral Hospital in Honiara, continued their work in building the capacity of local nurses in the Solomon Islands by implementing a one week Nurse Education program from the 3-9th June 2017. Evaluations from previous programs show continued strong local support for future nurse education programs in the Solomon Islands. This program took a three pronged approach of up-skilling and building local nurse capacity, establishing a sustainable train-the-trainer model and further developing awareness and training about breast cancer. To read more about our programs in Solomon Islands, click here.

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