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You’re Invited to a Cocktail Party, 6 September 2019

An opportunity to help one of the poorest countries in the world whilst sampling some hand-picked Margaret River wines. Australian Doctors for Africa and the Rotary Club of Crawley have joined forces to raise funds to build a new Endoscopy Unit in Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world with a huge burden of gastrointestinal diseases. The aim is to provide a first world level endoscopy unit for treating and...

Orthopaedics Team Helping People in Madagascar

Thanks to an incredible ADFA volunteer team of Dr Li-On Lam, Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Bob Jang, Orthopaedics registrar, nurses Lucy Harris and Cherrie Genat, and Rob Genat (logistics), who recently travelled to Tulear, Madagascar. During their visit to three hospitals in Tulear the team performed 63 consultations, 7 major operations and carried out daily ward rounds for post operative patients.  The team also provided...

ADFA ENT Team First Mission to Madagascar a Big Success

An ENT team, led by Dr Latif Kadhim, had a very successful mission to Madagascar recently with 179 clinical consultations (66 children) and performing 18 surgical operations (13 children), with follow up twice daily ward rounds. Nine people were fitted with donated hearing aids by Dr Dayse Tavora-Vieira, Audiologist, including the very first hearing aid fitted in the Tulear region. Dr Dennis Millard, Anaesthetist, and Marika...

WA Surgeons Ball 2019

The RACS WA Surgeons Ball is just around the corner and they have had a fabulous response to date from fellows, with the event almost sold out. For those still thinking of attending, RACS WA is preparing to take you on a unique winter experience where elegant & mysterious meets spectacular, at the upcoming event to be held on Friday 23 August 2019 at Crown Towers. Providing a rare opportunity for Fellows from across all...

Opening of Orthopaedic Renovations at Cenhosoa Hospital, Madagascar

Australian Doctors for Africa was pleased to partner with the Australian Ambassador to Madagascar, HE Ms Jenny Dee for the inauguration of the renovated Orthopaedics and Traumatology Ward of the Centre Hospitalier de Soavinandriana (Cenhosoa) in the Madagascan capital, Antananarivo on 7 June 2019. Dignitaries from the Ministries of Defence and Public Health, along with hospital management and staff, and the project manager...

Sea Containers Packed for Ethiopia and Somaliland

Last week a band of wonderful volunteers packed two 40ft sea containers with donated medical equipment and supplies, bound for hospitals in Harar, Ethiopia and Hargeisa, Somaliland. These shipments are part of our infrastructure program which provides equipment for the renovation projects currently taking place in these two cities. The equipment included hospital beds and mattresses, 4 pallets of gloves (thanks Ansell!), a...