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Mission to Mirpur in Kashmir

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Preparations are underway for the next Interplast UK mission.  A team of 7 are busy packing and getting ready for the visit to KIRF Community Hospital, Jatlan, Mirpur in Azad Kashmir.  The visit takes place from 11th to 25th November.

Best wishes to Mr Viva and team for safe journeys, successful surgeries and mutual understanding, support and encouragement between visiting and resident medical staff and patients

 

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South Sudan – thanks from Maridi State

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Mission to South Sudan – accomplished!

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S Sudan Oct 2017 team

 

Mr Charles Viva and the small team (3 from England and 2 from Kumi Hospital in Uganda) have now left Maridi in South Sudan.  It is good to know that all are safe and well and we look forward to receiving their report.  The mission took place from 3rd to 12th October 2017 .  This mission came about because of a heartfelt plea from a lady teaching English in Maridi.  Her message to us is shown below – I am sure you will agree that this is a community in great need.  More news will be posted as it becomes available. Our thanks to Louise Newman (second on the left) for the fabulous photographs!

Dear Interplast . Please we need help.I live in Maridi, South Sudan teaching English. In September 2015 there was a tanker petrol explosion which happened when hundreds of people were surrounding it trying to siphon it. over 160 people died. We are left with 175 patients needing further medical help.  Please will you email me as the suffering is still great.

Great North Runners!

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Simplyhealth Great North Run

Congratulations to our runners – well done! Over £1,000 has been raised and Gift Aid will bring in another £250+.  A magnificent effort that is much appreciated by Interplast UK.

 

 

Welcome back from Uganda Team Kumi 2016!

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We are pleased to report the successful completion of our third mission this year – a return to Kumi Hospital in Uganda. A report is now available!

ITV Tyne Tees features Interplast UK

Mr Charles Viva and Mr Javed Majid (one of the trustees of Interplast UK) were interviewed on ITV Tyne Tees about the recent mission to Pakistan – here is a link to the interview:

Welcome back from Pakistan!

We are glad to say that our team are now home safely from Pakistan.  Around 140 patients were operated on – that is 140 lives changed for the better!  Interplast UK would like to express our grateful thanks to the team for their hard work and dedication; the family, friends and colleagues of team members for sparing them for two weeks and to all of our supporters whose generous giving enables enable us to do this work.

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CHARITY BALL 19th NOVEMBER 2016

Apologies to all those who were looking forward to this event – it is not now going ahead.

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Good wishes to the team heading to Pakistan on 9th September 2016

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An Interplast UK team leaves for Islamabad and Jhelum, Pakistan, on 9th September, returning on 25th September.  Many thanks to our generous supporters and to our volunteers for enabling this work to go on.  Here’s wishing you safe journeys and a successful mission!

Planning missions for 2017

Our life-changing work is in demand around the world!  We are currently negotiating visits to Nepal, India and Kashmir and also possible visits to Libya and Palestine.  Our secretary will soon be emailing our list of medical volunteers so that we can begin to build our teams.  If you are not on our list and would like to be, visit our GET INVOLVED page!

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