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Rafiki Surgical Missions

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Established in 2004, Rafiki Surgical Missions is a non-profit charity that sends teams of qualified surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied therapists to Tanzania to provide free surgical treatment and medical training.

The organisation raises funds in Australia and Tanzania to support professional surgical teams who travel to Tanzania from Australia. The teams and other volunteers work in collaboration with Tanzanian Hospitals, Governments and other stakeholders to provide surgical treatment and surgical teaching. Rafiki Surgical Missions has earned an enviable reputation for quality outcomes, and is known for its high level of industry support. ince our first mission in 2004, a total of 11 surgical missions to Tanzania have changed the lives of more than 650 Tanzanians with conditions such as cleft lip, cleft palates and burns contractures. The operations undertaken have not just helped the patients by alleviating the pain and suffering, but they have helped them become accepted members of their community. Our surgical teams are all volunteers, consisting of plastic surgeons, anaethestists, theatre nurses, occupational therapists and other health professionals who donate their time to travel to Tanzania. Each mission takes almost everything required for the treatment and care of the patients to Tanzania, including medical supplies and surgical equipment. The charity has also sent desperately needed second-hand equipment to hospitals for use outside of the missions.  Based in Perth, a small volunteer committee coordinates both the missions and the fundraising required to cover costs, such as the team's airfares and accommodation and medical supplies.


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