2024 Sylhet, Bangladesh

Jan 23, 2024

Sylhet Bangladesh 2024

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Before I say anything about the details of this amazing, life changing trip, a big thank you needs to go out to our incredible sponsors, without whom these missions would not be possible. A special thank y... Read More »

Jan 25, 2024

Getting down to business

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Day one of surgeries is always exciting – finally getting to do what the mission is all about is what everyone wants. It’s like waiting all season for your team to get to the big game and now i... Read More »

Jan 26, 2024

The Sterilizers

Sylhet, Bangladesh

One of if not the most important jobs when doing a mission to provide cost free surgery to children who wouldn’t have had it is making sure the surgeons are provided with sterilized equipment. On a R... Read More »

Jan 28, 2024

Warming hearts (and bodies) from halfway around the world

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Another part of the process of patients being cared for is the beautiful handmade quilts provided by several volunteer organizations. These quilts are given to the patients before surgery, stay with them t... Read More »

Jan 28, 2024

Volunteer spotlight – Dr. Rene Vreuls, Lead Pediatrician

Sylhet, Bangladesh

Our lead pediatrician has been doing this for some time and we’re lucky to have him. Dr. Vruels graduated from the Erasmus University and Rotterdam Medical School.  Dr. Vreuls is from the Netherland... Read More »

Jan 28, 2024

More than just cleft lip and palate surgery

Sylhet, Bangladesh

While cleft lip and palate surgeries are the focus of Rotaplast, we also provide other services for patients to improve their lives. You already know we treat burn victims as well as cleft lip and palate s... Read More »

Feb 2, 2024

“Rotaplast has made my child and our lives beautiful again…”

Sylhet, Bangladesh

When Shah Md Masum first heard about Rotaplast online a couple of years ago in Dhaka, he was very excited but also anxious. He knew the surgery would change his child’s life, but he also knew there were ... Read More »

Feb 2, 2024

Rotary Club of Jalalabad knows how to party…

Sylhet, Bangladesh

The Rotaplast mission team was honored by the Rotary Club of Jalalabad, with all the pomp and circumstance of the Academy awards. Many speeches were made, and presentations given, most notably honoring the... Read More »

Feb 6, 2024

The last day

Sylhet, Bangladesh

The last day at the hospital is a clinic day, where the patients who have had procedures come back and get checked out by the doctors to see how their healing is progressing. To see the differences in the ... Read More »

Feb 6, 2024

Home sweet home

Sylhet, Bangladesh

I’m writing this from my house now.  After a little over thirty hours travel time, from Sylhet to Dhaka, Dhaka to Dubai, Dubai to Athens, and then Athens to Newark, with layovers, security checkpoin... Read More »

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