Interplast Australia and New Zealand, a non-profit organization, has deployed a five volunteer strong team to deliver a workshop and program on burn management and treatment in two hospitals in Vietnam.
Burn patients in the General Hospital of the central province of Quang Nam and Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City will receive treatment during this program.
Funded by the Rotary Club of Mornington in Victoria, Australia, Interplast Australia and New Zealand has deployed five highly skilled team members that include Dr. Allan Meares (Surgeon), Dr James Masson (Surgeon), Dr Joe McGuinness (Anaesthetist), Ms Annie Porter (Nurse) and Ms Robyn Price (Nurse).
Approximately 50 select patients will receive free treatment during the program.
The organization was founded in 1983 as a joint project of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Rotary Club. Over 600 volunteers have been working for the organization since its establishment.
It has delivered services and training to medical professionals in Vietnam since 1997.