Over 100 Volunteers including Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Liverpool West (RCLW), Joe Cauchi, Charles Hili, Jim Leahy,  Ted Mlynarz. and two  from the RCLW Satellite Club, Dr William Trinh and Dr Hien Tran  were part of the AUSTRALIAN HEALTH HUMANITARIAN AID (AHHA) Field Trip 2018
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During the 10th and 11th August 2018 a team of over 100 volunteers from ophthalmological, nursing, optometry, medical, dental, pharmaceutical, logistics, administrative and support backgrounds departed Australian shores to participate in the AHHA 2018 Field Trip to Cambodia over a time frame from 11th Aug to 24 Aug 2018.
The purpose of the field trip was to provide free Cataract surgery, Medical and Dental services to poor and needy people from rural areas of Cambodia who otherwise would not have access to these medical and dental services.
Humanitarian activities were also conducted which resulted in the distribution of 2000 water filters to remote and isolated villages and communities where clean water is not available and had been affected by seasonal monsoon rains and flooding. Food parcels and financial assistance were also provided.
Over a period of six (6) days the following results were achieved:
Eye Team
910 patients screened, 498 eye surgeries performed.
Dental Team
756 patients (mainly special needs and orphaned children) screened, 2008 dental procedures provided.
 
For further information visit www.ahha.org.au - donations can also be made via this site.
 
Liverpool West Members working in Vietnam and Cambodia Gary Halliday 2018-09-04 14:00:00Z 0
MEET NATALIA

Natalia is from West Papua,
Indonesia. She is 25 years old and lives with her family near the township of Jayapura. She has lived with the condition known as Neurofibromatosis since the age of two.  We understand there was an attempt to kill her when she was very young because of her appearance, and as a result of this attempt, she has been left with a terrible leg deformity.
 
Natalia's plight has inspired Rotarians in Australia and Overseas, including Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC), which will then help her to lead a more normal life.
Project Natalia Gary Halliday 2018-08-11 14:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
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