2009 Sohag, Egypt

Jun 8, 2009

Arrival

Sohag, Egypt

Most of the Rotaplast team has arrived in Sohag, Egypt. The medical and non medical volunteers came from several directions: Hawaii, San Francisco, Seattle, Pennsylvania, the UK, Germany and last but not l... Read More »

Jun 9, 2009

Clinic Day Beats the Heat!

Sohag, Egypt

Equipment arrived at 3 am this morning. While this meant no sleep for the team (Mission Director Mike Fish, Quartermaster Brian Walker, in country coordinator extraordinaire Dr. Sherif al Bakri) who delive... Read More »

Jun 10, 2009

First Day of Surgery

Sohag, Egypt

Wednesday, June 10 was surgery day. After the sifting process of the day before, a list of 13 patients were scheduled to be in three Operating Rooms.  Each Rotaplast surgeon had an Egyptian plastic s... Read More »

Jun 11, 2009

Conference Day

Sohag, Egypt

Today the team took a break from surgeries and participated in an all day “Scientific Program.”  The program was organized and sponsored by the plastic surgery department of Sohag University and ... Read More »

Jun 15, 2009

Surgery Day 2

Sohag, Egypt

The majority of people in Egypt are Muslim. Five times a day, the hundreds of minarets located in the town of Sohag issue calls to prayer. The first call to prayer is at 1 am in the morning.  Wake up Read More »

Jun 16, 2009

Sohag, Egypt 2009

Sohag, Egypt

The Rotaplast team is gratified that there is such a need for our service in this region of Egypt. “We are finding a variety of cleft lip and palate cases here in Sohag, with lots of primary lips,” say... Read More »

Jun 23, 2009

The Last Week of Surgery

Sohag, Egypt

All of the residents and staff of the El Balyana Hospital were extremely hard working. The student nurses were unsung heroines. They were at the hospital first thing in the morning, waiting for the arrival... Read More »

Jun 29, 2009

Wrapping Up the Mission

Sohag, Egypt

Though the team has left Egypt the goodwill is still reverberating from this visit. After the majority of the team, led by Mission Director Michael Fish, had left, seven Rotaplast volunteers stayed behind ... Read More »

View All
Latest From Around The World
Aug 26, 2020

Loss of a Great Surgeon a...

,

We recently lost a great surgeon who contributed his skills and time on Rotaplast missions in India and Venezuela, and was a great humanitarian.  Dr. Holman will be missed. Paul David Holman, M.D., age 77... Read More »

Aug 18, 2020

Letter from the Rotaplast...

,

A Letter to the Rotaplast Family – When we started planning for a Rotaplast mission nearly thirty years ago, as a World Community Service Project of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, we never thought... Read More »