2014 Sylhet, Bangladesh

Nov 19, 2014

Opening Clinic

Sylhet, Bangladesh

The Rotaplast team to Sylhet, Bangladesh gather on the steps of the Sylhet Women’s Medical College and Hospital.  Our team arrived safely in Sylhet yesterday – albeit a bit well-worn and tired by more... Read More »

Nov 20, 2014

First Day of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Rotaplast surgery in Sylhet, Bangladesh has began.  The surgeons are sharing one room with two OR tables. The set up work quite well today. Our  first patient of the day was one year old Tasin. Tasin was... Read More »

Nov 20, 2014

Meet Brothers Mafiz and Hatiz

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Brothers, Mafiz 3 years old and Hatiz 5 years old were both born with a cleft lip.  They live in Islambur, a village of 80 families about four hours away.  One day, a village official contacted their fam... Read More »

Nov 21, 2014

Second Day of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

This morning started with our surgeons checking on the patients for today’s procedures and the pediatricians discharging those patients ready to go home – including Mafiz and Hatiz. Hatiz bei... Read More »

Nov 22, 2014

Day Three of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Gia is nearly four years old. She’s sweet, a little shy and in need of her palate repaired. Gia was our first patient of the day. Two year old Anisa from Sylhet was born with a bilateral cleft lip. H... Read More »

Nov 24, 2014

Busy Day

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Today the number of scheduled surgeries swelled from six to 11. We began the morning by a line of walk in patients hoping for a chance at surgery for their child or, in some cases, themselves. Consultation... Read More »

Nov 25, 2014

Day 5 of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Eight-year-old Nadia came with her father. Nadia was born with a facial deformity on one side of her mouth. Nadia’s father, Abdul Hamid, 44 works as a farmer in his village of Raigor about two hours ... Read More »

Nov 26, 2014

Day 6 of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Abubakr, 2 years old, fell hands first into a trash fire outside the family’s home about six months ago. When it happened, Abubakr was taken to a local emergency hospital.  His family was told to take h... Read More »

Nov 26, 2014

Education

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Part of a Rotaplast mission is to provide education. Medical students from the adjoining school join the pediatricians on rounds. Life Box, an organization whose motto is “Saving Lives through Safer Surg... Read More »

Nov 27, 2014

Final Day of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Today is Thanksgiving, a day typically known in the United States to gather with family and friends and remember for what we are thankful. For our team members, those helping the team at the hospital, our ... Read More »

Nov 28, 2014

Meet Farid

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Farid, 25 walked into the hospital alone on the second day of surgery. It was clear that he had an untreated cleft lip. He appeared disheveled and agitated. He arrived with no one and claimed to have no fa... Read More »

Nov 28, 2014

Closing Clinic

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Yesterday was closing clinic; a time for the medical staff to take a final look and give post-operative care instructions to our patients.  We were extremely pleased that all 78 of our patients came back ... Read More »

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