2016 Sylhet, Bangladesh

Nov 2, 2016

Arrival Day – Day One

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Dr. Angelo Capozzi with team members displaying a thank you card that was given, along with bags of children’s toys, from the Emirates Airline flight crew. After 36 hours of very hard travel, the team fi... Read More »

Nov 3, 2016

Day Two – Pre-Operative Clinic

Sylhet, Bangladesh

We are ready to start our clinic screening and expect to see about 200 potential surgery patients. “Organized chaos” best describes the pre-operative clinic. The team arrived at the hospital early Wedn... Read More »

Nov 4, 2016

Day Three – First Day of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

The first day of surgery is always an exciting time on a Rotaplast mission. Though it is the crux of the mission, it does not come without a great deal of preparation. OR nurses and anesthesiologists take ... Read More »

Nov 6, 2016

Day Six Sylhet – Day Four of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

It’s Sunday, typically the day off for the team; however, due to some delays earlier in the week, the team decided to work today so that the schedule could be fulfilled. Good team. The surgery schedule t... Read More »

Nov 7, 2016

Day Seven – Fifth Day of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

This morning got off to a good start with the first two patients on the OR table and ready for surgery.  The first case was a two-year-old with a cleft palate.  She was shy and became even more uneasy wh... Read More »

Nov 8, 2016

Day Eight – Fifth Day of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

This is the third Rotaplast mission to Sylhet in as many years. There is a significant need here for the services of Rotaplast and the Rotary Club of Jalalabad is committed to making a difference by hostin... Read More »

Nov 9, 2016

Day Nine

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Quiet Stares Five-month-old Rahim  was born with a very wide cleft lip and palate. The wide eyed little baby had the first of several surgeries yesterday, a partial repair of a cleft lip that will allow h... Read More »

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