Posted by Terry Rezendes Curran on Mar 22, 2024
Rotaplast is back up and operating and our District is exploring sponsoring a mission in the Rotary Year 2024-2025 with District Governor Tom Hankard.  They have already done a mission to Columbia, with Chelsea Rotarian Juan Gallego as the mission leader.  The Cebu Mission, which we had sponsored for many years, has been moved to March so we are investigating other missions.  Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of children with cleft palates/lips and other deformities.
In the meantime, there is an opportunity for Non-Medical Personnel to volunteer for an upcoming mission to Vietnam.  Rotaplast is looking for non-medical volunteers to join a surgical trip from June 30 - July 12, 2024.

The surgical site is in An Phu Dong a suburb of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.  This is our inaugural trip to this site. We are partnering with a local NGO that has strong ties to the government. 
This is the location of the hospital -- click here.  Non-Medical Volunteers are required to cover the cost of their airfare.  Lodgings are covered if you are willing to share a room.
If you are interested, go to the Rotaplast website and download an application for Non-Medical personnel.  You can contact for more information, or email PDG Terry Curran.