Interplast Photo Albums





What is Interplast?
In a nutshell, They're a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with disability who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures. We do this by sending 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.
Interplast is alive and well in District 9700.
During the year to June 2015 twelve of our Clubs contributed to Interplast. Thank you very much your funds are doing great international service. I am very passionate about Australians having the opportunity to help our less fortunate neighbours. Interplast is an efficient way to get funds on the ground.

Interplast completed 51 activities in 27 locations across 16 countries and performed
  • 14 surgical activities which included practical training and teaching of surgical registrars and other medical staff
  • 29 training-mentoring-professional developments activities with local countries medical staff within the Asia Pacific region; and
  • 8 planning assessment activities to strengthen future programming.
From these 51 activities Interplast reached at least 1,325 people and performed 704 operations. A total of 94 Surgeons and Anaesthetists as well as 53 Allied Health professionals volunteered 715 days and 453 days respectively.

On the 3rd of February the Griffith Club held a membership drive night and featured featured Interplast as a Rotary international service example to prospective new members.

At the Cowra District Conference we had as a Keynote speaker Dr Allan Meares (see photo at left) . He has worked as a volunteer for Interplast for many years.
 He has done many trips to neighbouring developing countries with surgical teams. Allan told us “ Interplast is a wonderful organisation that is founded in a partnership between Rotary and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. I have been to many Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh and Vietnam a number of times with Interplast teams.”
His address brought tears to many eyes as he showed us the smiles he and the teams brought to his patients.
This is typical of the Interplast story and I ask all the clubs to consider Interplast in their distributions.
I am now into my second year of this job of District chair of Interplast and would like to engage some people on a district committee spread throughout the area to help keep clubs informed about Interplast. If you feel that you would like to be involved let me know. I am a member of South Wagga Rotary, a farmer just north of Wagga with my wife Michele, sons Justin and Simon and daughter in law Sophie. I would like to touch base with as many clubs as I can. I am willing to do presentations for you.

Chair : Eugene  Moloney
Rotary Club of South Wagga
Phone:  69246420
0429 961359