2019 Sylhet, Bangladesh

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 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 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 »

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 »

Nov 4, 2019

Sylhet, Bangladesh 2019 – Symposium

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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 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 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 »

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