Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast)

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.

District Contact: Rowarn Luder - interplast@district
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