In the 2018 – 2019 Rotary year, Interplast Australia & New Zealand Districts delivered 72 Programs. They included 13 Surgical and 48 Training Programs across 17 countries, see map. A total of 518 patients had surgery and of these 56% were male and 44% were female. District 9810 delivered 4 Surgical and 2 Training Programs. In September 2018 to Samoa (Surgical), November 2018 to Cagayan de Oro and to Baguio, both in the Philippines (Surgical and Training), and then in early 2019 to Labasa, Fiji (Surgical).
The cost of a Surgical Program is $45,000. When this target is reached, a program is selected and organized. If a Club wishes to send an Observer then an additional payment of $5,000 is required from the club.
Donations to Interplast can be made on line;, or by bank transfer: BSB: Westpac 033 364, Account: 36 1633 Interplast Australia & New Zealand. When donating would you please advise the District 9810 Chair of your donation (details in District Directory).
Many thanks for your generous donations to date.
Interplast has Medical personnel who give their time and skills to repair and rebuild lives of people in the Asia Pacific Region who cannot afford medical services. By donating to Interplast you are enhancing people’s health and wellbeing by enabling access to life-changing reconstructive surgery and related medical services, including in house training.
PP Liz Guiver
District 9810 Interplast Chair
(RC Warrandyte Donvale)
Committee: Brian Hodgson, Harvey Lane, Peter Lewis, Geoff Weeks & Bob Williams.  If you would like to join the Committee then please let me (Liz) know as you would be most welcome!