2009 Sohag, Egypt
Most of the Rotaplast team has arrived in Sohag, Egypt. The medical and non medical volunteers came from several directions: Hawaii, San Francisco, Seattle, Pennsylvania, the UK, Germany and last but not l... Read More »
Clinic Day Beats the Heat!
Equipment arrived at 3 am this morning. While this meant no sleep for the team (Mission Director Mike Fish, Quartermaster Brian Walker, in country coordinator extraordinaire Dr. Sherif al Bakri) who delive... Read More »
First Day of Surgery
Wednesday, June 10 was surgery day. After the sifting process of the day before, a list of 13 patients were scheduled to be in three Operating Rooms. Each Rotaplast surgeon had an Egyptian plastic s... Read More »
Today the team took a break from surgeries and participated in an all day “Scientific Program.” The program was organized and sponsored by the plastic surgery department of Sohag University and ... Read More »
Surgery Day 2
The majority of people in Egypt are Muslim. Five times a day, the hundreds of minarets located in the town of Sohag issue calls to prayer. The first call to prayer is at 1 am in the morning. Wake up Read More »
Sohag, Egypt 2009
The Rotaplast team is gratified that there is such a need for our service in this region of Egypt. “We are finding a variety of cleft lip and palate cases here in Sohag, with lots of primary lips,” say... Read More »
The Last Week of Surgery
All of the residents and staff of the El Balyana Hospital were extremely hard working. The student nurses were unsung heroines. They were at the hospital first thing in the morning, waiting for the arrival... Read More »
Wrapping Up the Mission
Though the team has left Egypt the goodwill is still reverberating from this visit. After the majority of the team, led by Mission Director Michael Fish, had left, seven Rotaplast volunteers stayed behind ... Read More »
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Day 10 – The last f...
The last full day of surgery is a great success. Many patients have been operated on today with complex burns. The total will be 58 patients with 92 procedures/surgery at the end of the mission. This morni... Read More »
Day 9 – a puzzle ev...
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