Currently Active Missions

Dec 1, 2019

When you’re smiling (the whole world smiles with you)

Narnaul, India

“Clinic Day”, our last day on the mission, is where patients come back for follow-up medical appointments post-surgery. As access to health care in developing countries is minimal, patients ensure they... Read More »

Nov 25, 2019

Better Together

Narnaul, India

We are fortunate to have some very special non-medical volunteers on this mission who are also highly skilled medical professionals.  PACU Assistant Ligaya Agustin and Patient Coordinator Deborah Dean are... Read More »

Nov 24, 2019

Wrap your arms around me

Narnaul, India

Wrap a Smile: Our bodies are designed to tightly control our internal temperature, no matter what the external temperature is. This natural regulation is called thermoregulation.  Our core temperature hol... Read More »

Nov 22, 2019

When I see you smile

Narnaul, India

A typical day on a mission starts with doctors/surgeons performing rounds on patients in the ward, those who have had surgeries and those who are scheduled for the current day. The ward is not quiet, with ... Read More »

Nov 22, 2019

A Whole New World

Narnaul, India

Stats about Cleft Lips and Palates: Doctors don’t always know why a baby develops a cleft, though some may be related to genetic or inherited factors. Some environmental factors can increase the risk... Read More »

Nov 20, 2019

One Step Closer

Narnaul, India

Clinic day is a special day, on every mission.  It’s the day we get to meet the patients, hear their stories, learn more about their culture and eat more of their food.  I have to be honest, we have be... Read More »

Nov 20, 2019

Come Fly with Me

Narnaul, India

33 hours! That’s right, 33 hours of travel time to get the team from San Francisco to  Narnaul India. The team of 16 brought with them 32 boxes carrying over 500 lbs of medical equipment including surgi... Read More »

Nov 6, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 – Last Day of Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Fahima was one of the first babies we operated on this mission. She weighed 6.5 kilos at pre-screening. According to her parents she weighed 3 kilos at birth – she has gained only 3.5 kilos since the... Read More »

Nov 5, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 – Day Five and Six

Sylhet, Bangladesh

A young patient during pre-op. Samia Akhter Jeni made her grandma do all the coloring for her as she cuddled the toy given to her by the PACU nurses. Dr. Mamdouh checks on a patient during post-op. Sayma A... Read More »

Nov 4, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 – Symposium

Sylhet, BangladeshSylhet, Bangladesh

There was an educational component to this year’s Sylhet mission. With the help of M.A.G. Osmani Medical College, Sylhet, Rotaplast International was able to organize a symposium on Plastic, Craniofa... Read More »

Nov 4, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 – Day Three

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Six year old Jasmin going home a day after surgery. Nancy Dean, our quartermaster, put up a beautiful Wrap a Smile quilt that had the world map on it. This year’s team had people who were born in dif... Read More »

Oct 26, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 Day One and Two – Surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Saif reads in Class 4 and is from Goalabajar, which is just on the outskirts of the city. His sister complains that he fights with her all the time. (R) He was calm throughout and even managed to smile for Read More »

Oct 23, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 Day Two – Pre-op Clinic

Sylhet, Bangladesh

The inauguration ceremony organized by the local Rotary Club kicked things off on day two of the mission. Diana Rios, an absolute workhorse, had the tough task of inputting and organizing all the medical... Read More »

Oct 22, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 Day One – Arrival

Sylhet, Bangladesh

      The team has arrived in Sylhet! Randy Floyd, our Mission Director spoke to the group as everyone patiently waited in the airport lounge for all the paperwork to be finished. It has bee... Read More »

Oct 3, 2019

Cebu City, Philippines 2019

Cebu City, Philippines

Dr. Amit Gupta, Anesthesiologist Evelyn Snyder, OR Nurse Linda Sartain, OR Nurse Dr. Mark Singleton, Lead Anesthesiologist Dr. Salman Dasti, Anesthesiologist Dr. Leonard Lee, Anesthesiologist and Evelyn Ab... Read More »

Oct 3, 2019

Cebu City, Philippines 2019

Cebu City, Philippines

Reynald is a 14-year-old boy who came in to the hospital for a cleft lip repair. But before he came in, his mother had stopped at his school to notify them that Reynald would be absent for the duration of Read More »

Oct 2, 2019

Cebu City, Philippines 2019

Cebu City, Philippines

Dr. Alain Senerpida is from right here in Cebu City, Philippines. This is his third Rotaplast mission. Dr. Senerpida is the immediate past president of the Cebu Fuente Rotary Club. Dr. Sibrand Schepel is f... Read More »

Oct 1, 2019

Cebu City, Philippines 2019

Cebu City, Philippines

Miller Hospital nursing staff and Rotary volunteers in pre and post-op ward. OR nurse Sharron Newton RN reconnects with Jessica who was a patient of Rotaplast in 2008. Jessica has volunteered for the Cebu ... Read More »

Oct 1, 2019

Cebu City, Philippines 2019

Cebu City, Philippines

Dr. Rod Simonds, Medical Director and Dr. Sib Schepel,surgeon doing rounds the day after a surgery. One of the 2 operating rooms with 2 surgeries. Dr. Alain Senerpida, surgeon at work in the operating room... Read More »

Sep 30, 2019

Surgery – Cebu City, Philippines 2019

Cebu City, Philippines

Jeio and Miller Hospital nursing staff. Dr. Mark Singleton delivering a briefing. Nurse Sharron Newton and Sterilizer Brian Ahern. Mea Pena, Head Nurse, at work with schedules. Read More »


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Dec 1, 2019

When you’re smiling (th...

Narnaul, India

“Clinic Day”, our last day on the mission, is where patients come back for follow-up medical appointments post-surgery. As access to health care in developing countries is minimal, patients ensure they... Read More »

Nov 25, 2019

Better Together

Narnaul, India

We are fortunate to have some very special non-medical volunteers on this mission who are also highly skilled medical professionals.  PACU Assistant Ligaya Agustin and Patient Coordinator Deborah Dean are... Read More »