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The Rotary Club of Williamstown is a proud supporter of Interplast.
In Australia and New Zealand, we often take it for granted that if we ever need medical care, we will be treated quickly and effectively by highly qualified doctors, nurses, surgeons and other specialists.
But right next door in the Asia Pacific region, a lack of resources combined with limited training means people with repairable conditions are often not treated fast enough or well enough – if they are treated at all.
The numbers are almost impossible to grasp.
An estimated 143 million people each year go without surgical attention they urgently need, according to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. More than 99 million of those cases are in Asia and Oceania, where Interplast works.
For many conditions, plastic and reconstructive surgery is the only path to a productive and comfortable life.
If a mum or dad is burned in an accident and not treated adequately, scarring can cause the affected limbs to seize up or fuse to other parts of the body. The right surgical procedure can mean the difference between returning to work, or no longer being able to provide for their family.
A child with a cleft lip or facial tumour may be teased so badly that attending school is impossible. Surgery can make the difference between missing out on an education, or fulfilling their potential. For those with cleft palates, surgery can mean the difference between being able to eat properly or suffering from malnutrition, and between speaking with ease or living in silence.
Plastic surgery has the power to change the future of entire communities, yet for millions of those who need it most, it is simply not available or not affordable.
Of course, no single organisation could ever help that many people, which is why – in addition to free reconstructive surgery – Interplast delivers high quality training for local medical professionals in each of our 17 partner countries, in response to their requests. We do this in close collaboration with our local partners and a network of organisations in Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, check out www.interplast.org.auRead more...
Each Monday with alternating lunch and dinner meetings. Monday lunch (12.30pm for 1.00pm start) and Monday dinner (6.30pm for 7.00pm start). Check calendar below for exact dates.
1 Syme Street
Date: Monday Aug 20, 2018, 6:30 pm
Rotary Dinner Meeting - 6.30pm for 7.00pm start at Pelicans Landing. Work day - local projects.View ...
Date: Monday Aug 27, 2018, 12:30 pm
Rotary Lunch Meeting - 12.30pm for 1pm start at Pelicans Landing. Work day - club day and golf day.View ...
Date: Monday Sep 3, 2018, 6:30 pm
Rotary Dinner Meeting - 6pm for 6.30pm start at Pelicans Landing. Speaker - Kerry Kornhauser on End Trachoma.View ...
Date: Monday Sep 10, 2018, 12:30 pm
Rotary Lunch Meeting - 12.30pm for 1pm start at Pelicans Landing.View ...
Date: Saturday Sep 15, 2018, 6:30 pm
Visit to Laverton RAAF base - 6pm for 6.30pm.View ...