Interplast Australia and New Zealand
Interplast repairs bodies and rebuilds lives throughout the Asia Pacific by providing life-changing surgery and training local medical staff
In New Zealand, we often take quality medical care for granted. However, an estimated 143 million people each year go without surgical attention they urgently need. More than 99 million of those cases are in our neighbourhood in the Asia Pacific region.
For many conditions, plastic and reconstructive surgery is the only path to a productive and comfortable life – including opportunities to go to school, find work, provide for family and participate in community life.This 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.
Rotary New Zealand's involvement (page creator)
Interplast Australia & New Zealand was established in 1983 as a partnership between Rotary and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Rotary has been an integral part of the story ever since, both in funding and governance. Rotary New Zealand Community World Service is working in partnership with Interplast linking it with both Rotary Clubs and individuals, Your contact details will be forwarded to Interplast and added to Interplast’s donor database to receive future correspondence. You are able to opt out of this correspondence at any time by emailing Interplast on firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand Rotary's National Charity
1. Disaster Response
Every year Rotary New Zealand dispatches hundreds of the Emergency Response Kits to countries around the Pacific. Our aim is to work with local Rotary Clubs in each affected country to be the first to provide emergency response on site after a disaster hits. In 2015, 1000 Kits were distributed following Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.
2. Community Development
a) Capacity Building - individual livelihoods, community support
b) Education - early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary
c) Health - maternal, disabled, disease prevention
d) Child Sponsorship - orphaned, physically/mentally impaired
Use of funds
Your donation will provide life-changing surgery to someone in need, along with giving local medical staff the opportunity to learn new skills that will benefit their community. Interplast makes this happen by sending teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals from New Zealand and Australia to 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.
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This page was created on 8 Mar 2017 and closes on 31 Mar 2020.