2018 Arusha, Tanzania

Jun 12, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Arrival

Arusha, Tanzania

Hujambo! (hello!) from Arusha, Tanzania… Yes, the entire 20 member team made it safe and sound with all the 34 boxes to Arusha. It was truly special to get a surprise phone call before we left San Franci... Read More »

Jun 12, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day One

Arusha, Tanzania

As part of the preparation for the clinic, the team visited the Mount Meru hospital. They were greeted by the regional medical director. Below are pictures of the team as they met with the regional medical... Read More »

Jun 13, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day Two

Arusha, Tanzania

This wonderful team , led by mission director Tom Fox and medical director, Todd Farnworth is going to be very busy for the next 10 days; life changing procedures that will help these children and adults. ... Read More »

Jun 17, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day Three

Arusha, Tanzania

The first day of surgery is always an exciting time on a Rotaplast mission. The medical time spent hours after the pre-clinic setting up the operating rooms for the first day of surgery so that they are pr... Read More »

Jun 17, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day Four

Arusha, Tanzania

This morning got off to a good start with the first two patients on the OR table and ready for surgery. All the cases scheduled on the second day were burn cases with patients needing skin grafts and scar... Read More »

Jun 19, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day Five

Arusha, Tanzania

Expressive eyes and beautiful smiles is what I saw this morning in wards, parents and patients happy and thankful to have had the surgeries or to have made the list of patients to be operated. I heard a lo... Read More »

Jun 20, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day Six

Arusha, Tanzania

Hilda has mischief written all over her face, she needed one of her fingers released. She was one of the easiest kids to handle in the recovery room. Dr. Boony and Kim Quintero managing the PACU, completin... Read More »

Jun 21, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day Seven

Arusha, Tanzania

Sangita Seshadri, medical records keepe/photojournalist taking a moment to entertain the kids. As we did the rounds with the surgeons and pediatricians through the Wodi ya watoto (Childern’s ward), the b... Read More »

Jun 23, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day Eight

Arusha, Tanzania

Last couple of mornings have been cloudy, cold and wet. This morning was the same as we left the hotel for the hospital but soon it cleared up to be a beautiful morning with sun shining. We can start to Read More »

Jun 27, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Day Nine

Arusha, Tanzania

Today was the last day of surgeries. Over the last 7 days the team performed surgeries and transformed the lives of around 56 individuals.  The teams had a good reason to celebrate! We did surgeries rangi... Read More »

Jun 29, 2018

Arusha, Tanzania 2018 – Final Day

Arusha, Tanzania

Today was the final day in Arusha. The smiles and grateful looks on the faces of the parents and patients tells what difference the work done by the team in the last two weeks has made to their lives. No Read More »

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