2009 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Nov 3, 2009

Arrival

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

We arrived yesterday (Monday) after almost 3 days of travelling.  After checking into our guesthouse on Lake Tana (a backpackers hostel!) we spent the rest of the day at the clinic cleaning.  T... Read More »

Nov 5, 2009

First Operating Day

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Our first day of surgery in Bahir Dar – and despite many challenges, a success! Thirteen patients had surgery; many more are booked into next week. Forty-eight patients have been assessed. Not all are ca... Read More »

Nov 6, 2009

Another Surgery Day

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

A short note tonight as we were late getting the last of the patients out of recovery.  We have done a number of quite large cases.  Interesting for our medical team and wonderful for our patie... Read More »

Nov 9, 2009

A Day Off

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

We had a day off yesterday and the Rotaracts planned a variety of tours for us to choose from – a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries , a short trip down the Blue Nile , Read More »

Nov 10, 2009

Little Miracles

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Tomorrow is our last day of surgery – 14 cases booked. Our recovery room is overflowing; some children on mattresses on the floor, other pre-operative patients have to find their own accommodation for th... Read More »

View All
Latest From Around The World
Nov 11, 2017

Clinic – Sylhet, Ba...

Sylhet, Bangladesh

The Rotaplast team has done a lot! And today it was clinic day. Some patients need to get a new dressing and some need to be seen by the doctors. In order to change some of the dressings, 8 patients neede... Read More »

Nov 10, 2017

Day Seven – Sylhet,...

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Wow what a result! Watch how these operations make a difference for children. Their face changes completely. That’s what ‘Rotaplast’s saving smiles’ is all about. We have done abou... Read More »