The mission of Rotaplast is to provide multidisciplinary care for cleft lip and palate and other conditions requiring reconstructive surgery. We support education and research towards prevention. Rotaplast also fosters international goodwill and unde... Read more
The mission of Rotaplast is to provide multidisciplinary care for cleft lip and palate and other conditions requiring reconstructive surgery. We support education and research towards prevention. Rotaplast also fosters international goodwill and understanding by working with local medical professionals and organizations throughout the world
Rotplast International is a San Francisco based 501(c)(3) non-profit that facilitates surgical missions to developing countries to treat under served children born with cleft lip and palate deformities.
This is singularly the 'most rewarding' volunteer participation I have ever been involved with in my life... In 1.5 hours, a surgeon can begin the correction of a cleft lip and palate anomaly providing a child and their entire family, IMMEDIATELY, with a better life.
Rotary members are expected to fund raise and obtain matching grants to support all or a portion of the cost of sending Medical and Non-Medical Teams with all equipment and supplies necessary to complete 50 - 120 Cleft Lip and Palate surgeries. The child would NEVER, otherwise, have an opportunity to receive . As a Non-Medical Rotary volunteer you travel all over the world donating your time in a medical setting. The Medical team consists of Plastic Surgeons, Speech Therapist, Orthodontist, OR Surgical Nurses, and at times a Geneticist accompanies the team.
Projects are organized in collaboration with local [in country] Rotary Clubs, medical facilities and surgeons. The project time frames run from 1 -2 weeks.