Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) is a small
charitable organisation that was initially started by Rotary
District 980 in 1983 in conjunction with the Royal
Australasian College of Surgeons. Interplast continues to be
strongly supported by Rotarians in clubs and districts throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Interplast sends fully qualified Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services. Our treatment is aimed at providing function and mobility for conditions such as cleft lip and palate or tumours and burns scar contractures. We also focus heavily on facilitating medical training and mentoring for in-country medical personnel by building capacity and supporting local health services. A fundamental component of all our activities is to leave a legacy through strengthening, improving, expanding and establish the abilities of our neighbours’ medical staff.Rotarians also play an integral role with Interplast as Members of the Company, the Board of Directors and the Rotarian Committee. The continuing financial support of Rotarians is crucial to enabling the life-changing work of the Interplast volunteer medical teams.Visit the Interplast website for further information.Interplast assists with developing local capacity to provide surgery and ancillary services by providing training and mentoring programs for medical and allied health professionals. All Interplast programs are training programs — leaving a legacy long after the team has gone.