Interplast is one of Australia’s and New Zealand best kept secrets.
Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.
Interplast does this in partnership with local organisations, including hospitals, universities and local NGOs. Our mission is to ‘repair bodies and rebuild lives’ and we do this through providing surgical services to those who could not otherwise afford or access these, and by building the capacity of local medical systems through our training and mentoring programs.
Interplast is a fully accredited NGO with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), registered by the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission and is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct.
Interplast has been repairing lives in the Asia Pacific for 33 years. Aim is to leave a legacy of skills behind as the team departs, so the local people can benefit from the knowledge gained and perform the surgery themselves.
Some medical people are brought to Australia to be trained with some of the training being performed in Geelong.
David Fisher thanked Amanda for updating us on Interplast’s work and her presentation which included a powerpoint display.