Another 230 pairs of glasses from Dog Swamp Specsavers - heading to the Pilbara for Red Dirt, Blue Sky, who work with Aboriginal people in the Pilbara.  
More Glasses Dawn Brodie 2018-10-26 16:00:00Z 0
The 35th container of hospital equipment for Cambodia was packed on Saturday 13 October with 42 beds, an anaesthetic machine and various other items.  26 of the beds were donated by the St John of God Hospital in Bunbury, which Goldstar Transport collected from Bunbury for us at no costs.   Had these beds not been collected, they would probably have been cut up and dumped!  Goldstar have been a great supporter of this program and their assistance is greatly appreciated.  
 
 
Pip recently caught up with Professor Lim Taing from the Khmer Friendship Hospital in Perth who was attending a Medical Conference.  He stated that there are still 200 patients sleeping on mats on the floor so the requirement for beds and hospital equipment is still urgently required.
 
Cambodia Hospital Container 35 2018-10-13 16:00:00Z 0
On Thursday 13 September, Terry Jones and David Motta attended the Stirling Stars employee of the year awards at the City of Stirling Civic Centre to present the award.  The Rotary Club of Osborne Park was instrumental in setting up this program almost 30 years ago and has remained involved since.   The award was initially presented at one of the Club's regular meetings, but the City has done a marvellous job of transforming it from its relatively humble beginnings into a prestigious affair. Awards are now presented for length of service, with one employee having worked for the City for 50 years, and to a number of team leaders.  The Stirling Star of 2018 was awarded to David Parker, a Team Leader in the Waste Services department.  Shown below from left to right are Chief Executive Officer Stuart Jardine, His Worship the Mayor Mark Irwin, David Parker, David Motta and the Director of Planning and Development Ross Povey.
 
Stirling Stars 2018 2018-09-23 16:00:00Z 0
Dawn, Louise, Brian and David, together with Andrea and Peter from HFM, manned Quarry hole 7 at the Property Council golf day on Tuesday 11 September.   The event was well patronised with about 200 people attending.  HFM  https://www.hfmassets.com.au/ sponsored a prize of $10,000 for anyone getting a hole in one on the selected hole.  To participate in the competition, the players had to donate to the nominated charity this being Make FASD History.  Although no one succeeded in winning the prize, a few players got within 5 metres of it.  Some even tried to ricochet the ball off the adjacent trees, but to no avail.  The weather turned out to be fine and everyone seemed to enjoy the day.  We succeeded in raising $2,695 on the day, thanks to the support of HFM, the Property Council and all those who donated.
Property Council Golf Day David Motta 2018-09-15 16:00:00Z 0
Our Guest speaker on 21st August was Renee Jagger who spoke to us about the Leukaemia Foundation, which provides support to Leukaemia and other blood borne cancers patients and their families. The organisation is supported by volunteers and has specialist nurses in the major hospitals near Perth.  They rely on fund raising activities such as Shave for a Cure (held in March) and donations, with no funding from the government. Renee told us about their brand-new accommodation in Innaloo for people living with a blood cancer and their families.  They provide free transport to hospital appointments for their patients. If you would like to volunteer as a driver contact Karris at kperrin@leukaemia.org.au / 6241 1025. Their beautiful signature event Light the Night is on Friday 5 October at Elizabeth Quay.
Leukaemia Foundation Louise Hancock 2018-09-04 16:00:00Z 0

ANother container

On Saturday 25 August, members of the Club together with a number of volunteers, packed the 34th container of used hospital equipment for Cambodia.  Present on the day were Kareen & Stu Dunlop, Sam Jenaway & Sandy, Vivian Daniels, Mike Bando, Chris  Samios, David Motta, Brian Hancock, Peter Stuart, Les Norrish, Nathan O’leary, Wendy & Jerome Wisniewski, Mandy Reberio, Pip Asphar and Zac Tan & Andrew Parker from Hale School.  The container was packed in a record time of one and a half hours thanks to all the helpers.
Container 34 David Motta 2018-08-25 16:00:00Z 0

Osborne park recognised for contribution

 
 
At the Rotary District 9455 Changeover function on 30 June 2018, the Rotary Club of Osborne Park was presented with the Indigenous Award by the Governor of District 9455.  The Award is given for the best Aboriginal project undertaken in the district during each year. The Aboriginal Reference Group provides advice to the Governor for the projects undertaken in his/her year. The Governor selects to project that he/she considers to be most worthy of the award.   In 2017-2018 the FASD project initiated by the Rotary Club of Osborne Park was selected for the award.
Indigenous Award David Motta 2018-08-12 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Greenbatch

The Rotary Club of Osborne Park is supporting GreenBatch who are working towards building Western Australia's first plastic recycling facility.  GreenBatch has been set up by Darren Lomman, who you may know from his previous venture, Dreamfit.  The plant will recycle PET bottles into the filament used by 3D printers, which is in high demand and fetches a premium price tag.
 
Darren is working with the primary schools to collect the recyclable PET bottles, the schools will get the 10 cents refund for doing this.  The bottles will be collected from the schools  with the assistance of various Rotary clubs and members.  Some of the finished product will be returned to the schools to be used by their 3D printers, closing the loop.
 
The project is particularly impressive for its holistic approach.   By recycling the plastic bottles GreenBatch is reducing the environmental damage caused  by their disposal.  The project provides a resource to  assist children to learn about an emerging technology, 3D printing.  It encourages the younger generation, and through them their parents, to recycle and it enlists Rotary in the process and exposes the participants to the great work we do.  
 
Greenbatch David Motta 2018-08-10 16:00:00Z 0
A Christmas in July function was held on the 24 July to raise money for the Club and its two main charities, the Cambodia Hospital Equipment and Make FASD History projects.  The event was held on level 50 of Central Park, offering commanding views over Perth at night, and was attended by 180 people.
 
 
 
Christmas in July 2018 David Motta 2018-07-24 16:00:00Z 0
Help is catching on!  Nine members and friends of the club packed our 32nd container for Cambodia on Saturday 16 June 2018.  Donations were received from St John of God Hospital Subiaco, Fremantle Hospital, St Johns Ambulance, Carmel School and Glengarry Hospital.   Included in the container were two theatre microscopes having a replacement value of approximately $100,000 each, a suite of opticians equipment, two examination chairs, 5 stretchers, 6 examination tables, 40 computers, 50 Wheelchairs for Kids, pallets of sterile gloves and various other items.  
Cambodia Container 32! David Motta 2018-06-15 16:00:00Z 0
 
A number of Rotary Clubs in WA assisted Tony Buti, MLA, in running the Ride Against Domestic Violence.  The ride commenced on Saturday in Busselton and ended at Parliament House on Sunday 27 May at 12:10 pm.  A total of 39 riders participated, many of them members of Parliament, including the Deputy Premier Roger Cook, the Treasurer Ben Wyatt, and opposition leader Mike Nahan.  While the total funds raised has not yet been finalised, the organisers were confident in exceeding $100,000 with the last minute donations being made.  The Rotary Club of Osborne Park provided a light sandwich lunch for the riders and support crew at parliament house at the conclusion of the race.  The event was used to promote the FASD project to a number of parliamentarians, most of which were very familiar with the issue.
Ride Against Domestic Violence David Motta 2018-05-26 16:00:00Z 0
 
The Rotary Club of Osborne Park sponsored the Sky Dive for 5 event that was held at Hale Scholl on 5th May.  Lou Marchesani and his team of nine set up a marquis at the event and promoted the Club and its projects.  A large crowd, including a contingent of disadvantaged people, turned out to watch the jumpers land spectacular in the centre of the Craig Oval.   The day raised $20,000 for the charity organisations who were to benefit from the day. 
Sky Dive for 5 at Hale School David Motta 2018-05-05 16:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a lifelong condition caused by consumption of alcohol whilst pregnant which results in the infant having permanent brain damage. This often happens even before the woman knows she is pregnant. 
 
 
The Aboriginal elders in the remote Fitzroy Valley in the Northeast of Western Australia requested support from Dr James Fitzpatrick, a local paediatrician, as they did not want their grandchildren to have the same issues with FASD as their children. Dr James, as he is affectionately known by the children, established PATCHES Paediatrics (PATCHES) and, working collaboratively with the Aboriginal people, set up a pilot study.
 
 
Incidence of FASD in the Fitzroy Valley
 
In the early stages of the study, 19% of infants in the Fitzroy Valley were diagnosed with FASD, utilising the co-ordinated team assessment approach. The PATCHES intervention model was unique because it crossed traditional service boundaries, co-ordinating local community, health, disability, child protection, education, police and justice to achieve results.
 
50% Reduction of women taking alcohol in pregnancy
 
This collaborative approach and having Aboriginal people supporting the community has led to the successful decrease of alcohol consumption from 65% to 15% over 8-years for Aboriginal (First Nations People) & non-indigenous pregnant women.
 
This approach is successfully being utilised in a limited number of other areas in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Perth, however funding is very limited as only children with an intellectual or physical disability as well as FASD, receive funding.
 
To help more children and their families in another area of WA receive these specialised services, with the support and collaboration of local people, the model needs to be tailored to the local population and supports replicated.
 
 
After consultations with Aboriginal people, WACHS, and a number of local agencies, we have chosen to support a community in the Leonora area, 236 Kms from Kalgoorlie.  The local community groups have been consulted and are keen to work with Rotary and PATCHES in ‘Making FASD History” in their community.
 
Rotary involvement – Moving forward in Leonora/Goldfields to Make FASD History
 
The Rotary Club of Osborne Park, in collaboration with a number of other WA Rotary Clubs and Rotary District 9455’s Aboriginal Reference Group, have set up a Project Management Committee and hope to pilot the ‘Making Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder History’ project in the remote town of Leonora, where many professional people have reported that there is a high incidence of children who appear to have FASD. Rotary’s plan is to work with PATCHES and the local people to prevent, diagnose and support up to 160 children with FASD and their families.
Community participation, including the employment of a local Aboriginal support worker, is a key part of the plan. If successful in this community, then, with local involvement, similar supports could be expanded to other Goldfields communities with local involvement.
 
The members of the Project Management Committee are:
                      Louise Hancock (Chair & Past President Rotary Club of Osborne Park)
Brian Hancock (Treasurer and Past President Rotary Club of Osborne Park) –
Bruce Dufty (Chair of D9455 Aboriginal Reference Group, Rotary Club of Western Endeavour)
Dawn Brodie (Rotary Club of Osborne Park & Member of D9455 Aboriginal Reference Group)
Bob de Bijl (Rotary Club of Mandurah)
Darren Wallace (Representing the Rotary Clubs of Kalgoorlie & Boulder, Rotary Club of Boulder)
Fiona McFarlane (Rotary Club of Kalamunda)
 
A number of Rotary Clubs in Western Australia are raising funds to extend this support in WA. providing a service customised for the Goldfields, focusing on the remote town of Leonora.
 
Budget
 
The Rotary ‘Making FASD History’ project is planned to operate for 2 years at a cost of $525,000 in the Leonora/Goldfields area. No Government funding is available for this initiative, although we have been able to tap into Medicare (Australian Government Health Insurance) to meet Dr Fitzpatrick’s salary costs (his salary costs are separate to the Project Budget). Rotary and Dr Fitzpatrick have developed a plan to ensure ongoing funding of the project after two years, should it be demonstrated to be a success by independent researchers.
 
 
The project was launched in June 2017 and Rotary has already successfully raised 40% of the budget (January 2018). Negotiations are currently happening with a view to Rotary International contributing a further 48% to the budget in the form of an International Global Grant – leaving the Rotary Club of Osborne Park’s Project Management Committee with the task of implementing strategies to raise the remaining 12% from other corporate and community sources.
 
Opportunity to speak
 
If you would like a guest speaker or would like to discuss the Rotary “Making FASD History” project further, please contact:
 
Bruce Dufty – Chairperson of the Rotary Aboriginal Reference Group (0421 735 372) or
Dawn Brodie – Member of the Rotary Aboriginal Reference Group (0432 988 632)
 
Donate now
 
The Making FASD History planning committee are hoping to be able to commence this project by July 2018 – however we need your help.   Help us achieve our fundraising target and Making FASD History by placing a Tax deductible donation now. 
 
 
Contacts
 
Louise Hancock
Chairperson: Rotary ‘Making FASD History’ project team
Past President Rotary Club of Osborne Park
Ph +61 423 169 226
 
Bruce Dufty
Member of the Rotary ‘Making FASD History’ project team, and
Chairperson of Rotary District 9455’s Aboriginal Reference Group
Ph +61 421 735 372
 
Dawn Brodie
Member of the Rotary ‘Making FASD History’ project team.
Committee member of Rotary District 9455’s Aboriginal Reference Group
Ph: 0432 988 632
 
Committee member of Rotary District 9455’s Aboriginal Reference Group
Ph: 0432 988 632
 
 
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - Participating Organisations and Sponsors:
 
- Rotary Club of Osborne Park (primary support Club)
- Rotary Club of Boulder
- Rotary Club of Kalamunda
- Rotary Club of Western Endeavour
- Rotary Club of Mandurah
- Rotary District 9455’s Aboriginal Reference Group
- Rotary District 9455
- Albany Children’s Orchid Foundation
- Stan Perron Foundation
- Rotary International Global Grant
- Other Private Citizens
 
 
More information
ABC            http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-14/family-finally-gets-answers-from-fasd-diagnosis/9326922
 
Making FASD History David Motta 2018-01-30 16:00:00Z 0
The 66 beds and mattresses that we sent from Brisbane have arrived in Cambodia and been put to good use in  new wards at the Khmer Friendship Hospital, which was built by the Chinese government.   This container was financed by $5000 sent from the Cambodian Health Department so cost Rotary nothing.  
 
More Hospital Beds! David Motta 2017-12-29 16:00:00Z 0
Dave Reed, the Director of Community Engagement at Hale School has proposed that Hale School enter into a partnering with the Rotary Club of Osborne Park to encourage their students to participate in our charitable projects.  The Club has welcomed the offer and will work with Dave to progress this.  This could be a win/win arrangement, with the school gaining an opportunity for the students to participate in a meaningful way in projects that will be of invaluable assistance to those in need, and the Club gaining needed manpower to collect and packing the hospital equipment that is donated to us for shipment to Cambodia. 
 
 
At our final meeting of the year, two Hale School students, Arun and Matt presented to our members their plans for the Skydive for Five fund raising event which they will be holding on 5 May 2018.  The presentation was very professional and Dave Reed provided further information on the marketing program envisaged which will utilise the considerable reach of Hale School old boy’s network. 
 
During the course of the meeting, Dave advised us that he had organised a number of student to assist us with the collection of hospital equipment for our Cambodia Project.  On Wednesday 19 December, Hale School students Jordan Alabakis, Hudson Delves, Robert Molkenthin, Harry Clape, Jake Thompson, Andrew Parker (Year 11), Egan Brooks (year 11) together with Mike Bando and Pip Asphar, collected 40 beds from St John of God Hospital in Subiaco.  These will be packed into container number 29 for shipment to Cambodia early in the New Year.  The help provided was greatly appreciated, we could not have collected the 40 beds in one day without their contribution.
 
The proposed association also offers us the opportunities to have Hale students participate in one of the excellent youth development programs available through the Rotary organisation, which other schools have been slow to take up.  These include leadership training through the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and the Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment programs, science inspiration through the National Youth Science Forum and The Science Experience and political knowledge through the Adventures in Citizenship programs.
We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Hale School.
Hale School embraces Rotary David Motta 2017-12-22 16:00:00Z 0
Please remember to bring in your stamps, ring pulls and spectacles and give them to Terry for recycling.  Please ensure that stamps  have at least a 5 mm edge of paper around them or provide the full envelope.  The stamps and ring pulls are sold to raise money for various charities and the spectacles sent to third world countries and provided to people that would otherwise not be able to afford them.
stamps-etc David Motta 2017-09-02 16:00:00Z 0
On Saturday 19 August we packed our 26th container of good that will be shipped to Cambodia.  
 
 
Included in this shipment are 40 beds and 5 sets of operating theatre lights.  The replacement value of these items is around $250,000.  Thanks to the tremendous support of HFM Asset Management, Westpac Bank and Tim Ward from Central Park, we were able to stack the beds vertically and fit more into the container.   A great success story thanks to the support of St John of God Hospital in Subiaco and all our volunteer helpers.
Cambodia Container # 26 David Motta 2017-08-19 16:00:00Z 0

Rotary is linking with Dr James Fitzpatrick, Paediatrician and Director of Patches Paediatrics to expand Making Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) History in WA.  James was recently made WA Professional of the Year in the WA Day awards.

At the launch of the Rotary 'Making FASD History', James presented on this 100% preventable, life shattering condition that affects 20% of children in the Fitzroy Valley and over 30% of youth in Banksia Hill Prison.

The Rotary Aboriginal Reference Group and Rotary Club of Osborne Park are working with Rotary in Kalgoorlie to raise the funding necessary to help prevent, diagnose and treat children with FASD in Kalgoorlie and the Goldfields.

Can you help us? Tax deductible donations can be made by clicking here: Donate Now

Make FASD History Launch Louise Hancock 2017-06-17 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Motta
The fifth Rotary Team Challenge on 6 May was another successful event.  Although the numbers were down, the event succeeded in raising over $28,000 for MSWA.  Over the five years that this event has been run, the Club has raised approximately $200,000 for MSWA.  
 

The Rapid Relief Team again provided great support with free food at the Swan View finish line.
 
 
St Johns Ambulance crew also assisted us again with first aid, although thankfully they were not needed.
 
 
Rotary Team Challenge 2017 David Motta 2017-05-26 16:00:00Z 0
Osborne Park Rotary has sent its 25th 40 ft Container to Cambodia filled with hospital beds, bedside tables, Ultra Sound Machines and other hospital equipment & medical supplies. Also included are Wheels Chairs for Kids from WA which are highly sought after.  They are destined to the public hospitals in Cambodia and selected NGO’s, who struggle to provide basic health care to many Cambodians.
Our Club also financially assist volunteering nurses & medical technicians travel to Cambodia to train Cambodians in utilising and repairing medical equipment and also implement basic hospital infection control programs. The latter has resulted in lowering post-operative infections substantially.
25th Container Shipment Pip Asphar 2017-05-26 16:00:00Z 0
Our Club sponsored two students, Kye Wheldon and Dylan Garac, to attend this years Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp which was held in Bickley in January.  We received the report attached on the camp, which was a success as usual.  Kye and Dillan have commitments on Tuesday morning which have prevented them coming to one of our meetings, but they are keen to do so and we are working with them to sort out a suitable time.
 
RYLA 2017 Chris Samios 2017-04-15 16:00:00Z 0
We included in our last shipment to Cambodia ten wheelchairs donated by Wheelchairs for Kids.  These are special wheelchairs custom built for children with disabilities.  One of the wheelchairs was sent on from Phnom Penh via Safe Haven Outreach, Siem Reip, to to her village.  The following email and photos were received from her support staff.
 
Greetings from Siem Reap, 
I thought you might enjoy these photos of another happy WFK/SH customer! 
Thank you to everyone for providing us the opportunity to help this child and her family. It was a well-spent afternoon.
Jessica Whitney
Nurse & Country Director
Safe Haven Medical Outreach
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Wheelchair for Kids in Kampong Thom David Motta 2017-04-07 16:00:00Z 0
The latest container of hospital equipment has arrived safely in Cambodia.  We received the following note of thanks from them.
 
"Dear Philip and David,
 
I received hospital supplies this morning. All these materials will be put to good use in our hospital as our new ward and OR are starting to receive patients. All these materials are very fit to our needs. On behalf of Preah Kossamak hospital staffs,  Director Dr Tan Sokun and I, would like to deeply thank you for your support. 
 
Best Regards,
Duong Bunn"
 
Pip attended a Donations in Kind get together in Melbourne chaired by Greg Hudson, an independent business consultant, and briefed the group on our Cambodia Project.  They were very impressed with the work we are doing and Greg made the following comments.  
 
"Your business model in the west is fundamentally different to everywhere else…it’s a truly lean model reliant on a strong network of interconnected businesses.  Very ’new age’ because it keeps all the resources and speciality skills with this, who are best at it and not draw them into the business."
 
We can all be justly proud of the great work the Club is doing.
 
 
Cambodia Hospital Update March 2017 David Motta 2017-04-01 16:00:00Z 0
Wheelchairs For Kids are a group of retiree volunteers in Australia who use your donations to make and distribute up to 300 wheelchairs per month for poor disabled children in developing countries. Millions of wheelchairs are needed, but every one makes a difference. Every $200 raised gives a child the freedom of mobility and liberates a carer. The project is run by  the Rotary Club of Scarborough WA, and supported by a number of organisations.  Our club has assisted by transporting 10 wheelchairs to Cambodia in one of our containers.
Wheelchairs for Kids David Motta 2017-03-11 16:00:00Z 0
Established in 2013 and located on the WA wheatbelt, approximately 283 km south east of Perth, Camp Kulin is quickly gaining national and international recognition for its innovative program.
The Camp Kulin program list includes activities for children living in the wheatbelt; general camps are open to any child in WA while scholarship camps are for children affected by childhood trauma.  While at camp, campers and camp counsellors learn essential life skills, such as leadership, respect, trust, self-confidence, perseverance, persistence, respect, anger management and communication skills.
 
Camp Kulin David Motta 2017-03-11 16:00:00Z 0
Due to the contributions from 20 Rotary Clubs within the 9455 district in the last Rotary Year D9455 were able to fund an Interplast program to Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines, which was undertaken in September 2016. 
Interplast’s programs to the Philippines are focused on surgical service delivery. With the majority of the patients seeing the Interplast team for repair of their cleft lip and palates and burn contracture releases. This year, the team was led by Interplast Philippines Country Coordinator and surgeon, Kevin Ho. The team included another surgeon, 3 anaesthetists, 2 nurses, an Interplast programs staff member and a medical observer. The team consulted 53 people and operated on 40 patients with 57 procedures performed. Important training was also undertaken.
Rockson, a young boy from a remote part of Solomon Islands, had his first operation which repaired a severe cleft lip and reconstructed his nose with a bone graft from his ribs. On a follow up trip Interplast Surgeons performed the next stage of surgery to repair Rockson’s cleft palate.
The program was a great success. Our district 9455 has set a target of raising sufficient funds with support of clubs within the district for one medical team to Asia/Pacific each Rotary year. D9455 clubs have been able to fund a programme in each of the last four Rotary Years. 
Interplast - update David Motta 2017-03-11 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lou Marchesani
Cancer of the bowel is the most common internal cancer to affect men and women in western society. Over 9,000 Australians will be diagnosed as having bowel cancer this year and over 4,500 will die of the disease.
Bowelscan is an initiative of Rotary to reduce the number of lives lost to bowel cancer.  Bowelscan is a Community awareness program developed in 1982 in New South Wales and now supported by over 300 Rotary Clubs across Australia.
 
Bowelscan - Saving lives in our local community Lou Marchesani 2017-01-07 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Hancock

Rotary Team Challenge Fund Raising Event in support of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA.  The Rotary Team Challenge event has been the major fund raising event for our Rotary Club over the last 4 years.  The event is run in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of WA (MSWA) with Rotary organising and running the event, the operating costs being shared equally and all donations received going 100% to MSWA.  The event involves teams of 2 to 4 people either cycling, running or walking along the beautiful, leafy Kep Track and the Railway Heritage Trail between Northam and Swan View in early May each year.  Teams can choose to cycle 75km from Northam, cycle, run or walk 50km from Bakers Hill or run or walk a half marathon from Chidlow to Swan View.  
Rotary Team Challenge Brian Hancock 2016-12-31 16:00:00Z 0
Since 1985, Rotary and its partners have reduced the number of cases by 99.9 percent worldwide from 350,000 annually to 70 cases in 2016, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and they remain committed until the disease is eradicated.  When the disease is eliminated, it will be only the second infectious disease to achieve this distinction, the first one being small pox.  Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease that most commonly affects young children, under the age of 5. Most know it as poliovirus or just Polio. The virus is spread person-to-person, typically through contaminated water. It can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Although there is no cure, there is a safe and effective vaccine – one which Rotary and our partners used to immunize over 2.5 billion children worldwide.
End Polio Now David Motta 2016-12-30 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Dixon
Interplast is a charitable organisation that sends teams of highly qualified plastic and reconstructive surgical volunteers to developing countries in the Asia Pacific region to deliver programs of treatment and training.  The main type of surgery undertaken are cleft lip and palate repairs, removal of tumours and the releasing of burn scar contractures. Interplast currently does approximately 1,000 life changing surgeries a year, the majority being on Children. A 2 hour operation can change a child’s life from being ostracised by their community, to growing up normally and healthy; they can go to school; they can have friends; they can contribute to their family’s income and they become independent. 
Interplast - Repairing Bodies and Changing Lives Steve Dixon 2016-12-21 16:00:00Z 0
Posted by Pip Asphar
The Rotary Club of Osborme Park’s principal charitable project involves the recycling of used hospital equipment to Cambodia, where the public hospitals have very little and patients often do not even have beds provided for them.  Our club has shipped 22 x 40 foot containers of used hospital equipment & medical supplies having a replacement value of over $12 million to Cambodia over the past seven years.  The two C Arms recently sent have a replacement value of $300,000 each & the 16 Defibrillators new would have cost close to a $1 million.
Rebuilding Cambodia's Hospitals Pip Asphar 2016-12-09 16:00:00Z 0