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Blog Of The Latest From Rotaplast
Jul 15, 2024

Dr. Maureen Valley, DMD, MPH, MS, A...

San Francisco, California

SAN FRANCISCO – June 15, 2024 – Rotaplast International is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Maureen Valley, DMD, MPH, MS, as the new Director of Dental Services. Dr. Valley brings a wealth ... Read More »

Jun 24, 2024

Day 10 – Post-clinicincal Sup...

Kampala, Uganda

A Ugandan mother smiles proudly as she demonstrates the increased mobility of her daughter’s arm following surgery to correct a burn contracture. The successful procedure has brought newfound hope an... Read More »

Jun 17, 2024

Day 9 – Final Surgeries

Kampala, Uganda

Surgeon Karla Werninghaus, MD carefully inspects a young boy’s burn contracture on his arm, ensuring she understands the full extent of the injury before proceeding with the surgery. Anesthesiologist... Read More »

Jun 17, 2024

Day 8 – Kiruddu National Refe...

Kampala, Uganda

A morning photo showcases Kiruddu National Referral Hospital, the hub of this Rotaplast mission. Situated in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, Kiruddu is a public tertiary hospital under the Ministry of Hea... Read More »

Jun 14, 2024

Day 7 – Rotary’s Compas...

Kampala, Uganda

Rotaract member Cathy Lizzie engages two young children in a coloring activity using crayons in the ward. Her warm interaction fosters a comforting environment where children can relax and express themselv... Read More »

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Success Stories

Our first new smile

Apartado, Colombia

Manuel is an energetic 7 month old boy. He has a 2 year old sister that does not have a cleft. His parents heard about Rotaplast from Alexandra, a speech therapist with the non-profit Fundauniban.   M... Read More »

Chittagong, Bangladesh 2016 – Shiru

Chittagong, Bangladesh

Shiru is the oldest among her three brothers and two sisters. Thirteen years ago, at age nine, she was home alone cooking on an open fire. She got too close and her clothing caught fire. Neighbors came to ... Read More »

“We will fix that.”

Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Lead Anesthesiologist Harmeet Bhullar, takes a long look at 18 year-old Ye Htet Paing’s cleft lip and palate and says, “We will fix that.” The broadest smile comes across his face. Even t... Read More »