Interplast is an Australian charity that sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to hospitals in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region.
The teams deliver life-changing plastic surgery to local people that otherwise would not be able to afford or have access to such expertise. Often the patients are very young and the victims of disabling burns or vehicle accidents.
Spellbrook provides 50% of the funding for Interplast’s program in Vientiane, Laos which comprises two surgical teams performing up to 50 procedures over a two-week period every year.
The 2017 program was captured by Laos-based freelance writer Lilani Goonesena on her blog, Eat Drink Laos.