2024 Kampala, Uganda

Jun 5, 2024

Day One – Arrival in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda

The Rotaplast team, including Mission Director Brian Walker and Medical Director/Rotaplast International co-founder Dr. Angelo Capozzi, received a warm welcome from the Rotary Club of Kampala-Nsambya upon ... Read More »

Jun 7, 2024

Day 2 – Preclinical screenings

Kampala, Uganda

Hundreds of people from Kampala, Uganda, and the surrounding areas arrived at Kiruddu Referral Hospital for a chance to be seen by our Rotaplast team. They hope to receive treatment for cleft lips, cleft p... Read More »

Jun 11, 2024

Day 3 – First Day of Surgery

Kampala, Uganda

A patient awaiting surgery sits in the ward, smiling as they color with markers, thanks to the efforts of our team’s recreation therapist, Trina Coffman-Gomez. The bright colors and playful activity ... Read More »

Jun 12, 2024

Day 4 – Surgical Progress and Collaborative Care

Kampala, Uganda

A joyful young child waves and smiles while recovering in the ward, enjoying a banana. In the background, the child’s mother sits with a beaming smile, watching her child with relief and happiness. P... Read More »

Jun 13, 2024

Day 5 – Snapshot of Kampala

Kampala, Uganda

A snapshot captures a woman selling an array of fresh vegetables and fruits, including tomatoes, limes, pineapple, watermelon, and Amaranth (Dodo greens), in the bustling rural markets along the streets of... Read More »

Jun 14, 2024

Day 6 – Partnership

Kampala, Uganda

Mission Director Brian Walker stands next to a man who was an electrician before losing both of his hands. Brian holds a prosthetic hand assembled by Rotarians and provided by Odyssey Teams’ Build a ... Read More »

Jun 14, 2024

Day 7 – Rotary’s Compassionate Touch

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 »

Jun 17, 2024

Day 8 – Kiruddu National Referral Hospital

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 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 24, 2024

Day 10 – Post-clinicincal Support

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 »

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