Interplast Australia and New Zealand (Interplast) will visit the Mahosot General Hospital, Vientiane from Feb 9 to 21 to provide plastic and reconstructive surgical services and training in the areas of reconstructive surgery, particularly related to burns injury.
The Interplast team will include surgeons, nurses, anaesthetists and one hand therapist.
The Interplast medical team will conduct a free consultation clinic for patients who have congenital and acquired deformities including burn injuries at the Mahosot General Hospital on Feb 9.
Surgeries will be performed free of charge from Monday, Feb 10 until Friday, Feb 21.
Interplast’s long-term objectives are to improve the quality of life of people living with disabilities as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions who would otherwise not receive treatment. While our volunteers work they also train and mentor local professionals, laying the foundations for stronger health systems.
Interplast commenced programmes in Laos in 1995 in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, initially focusing on cleft lip and palate training.
Since 1996, Interplast has undertaken more than 28 visits to Laos to train local staff in the techniques of cleft lip and palate repair and conducted over 1,500 surgeries.
The annual Interplast visit to Laos focuses on congenital and acquired deformities as well as the training and mentoring of local medical staff.
This programme is proudly funded by Gary Stafford’s Spellbrook Foundation Fund, Rotary Club of Bentleigh Morrabin and the Australian NGO Cooperation Programme (ANCP).
Source: Lao News Agency