Posted on Dec 01, 2019
Elizabeth Wright, Interplast District Chair, gave an excellent talk on the work of Interplast , in Myanmar  in particular.
This Rotary organisation  “repairing bodies, rebuilding lives in the Asia Pacific region” has worked in 17 countries since 1983- 26000 patient consultations and increasingly seeking to train local staff rather than do all the surgery themselves.
Teams have gone to Myanmar since 2001, specialising in plastic and remedial surgery.
Smoking and the chewing of betel nuts are major causes of cancer in this area and can be treated by the teams 85 teams have travelled in the last year with Interplast  paying for airfares and accommodation for the teams with local medical  staff asking for particular skills to be included in the teams. 
Elizabeth was presented with 61 teddy bears that had been knitted by the ladies from Princess Alexandra and a cheque for $500 from the club. She also visited Princess Alexandra to share the Interplast story with the ladies that knitted the bears and to enjoy afternoon tea with them. David  
(from Alan) Elizabeth Wright gave an excellent presentation on Interplast, a Rotary initiative running since 1984. Started in 1984, this group performs extensive charitable plastic surgery in countries ranging from Mongolia to the Pacific Islands. Elizabeth acts as a liaison officer and fundraiser.