TWO children sent overseas for medical treatment have returned home cured – thanks to the Rotary Club of Honiara.
Kate Afari and Zinzan Tesuatai were the latest of many children Rotary Club of Honiara sponsored under the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) program since 1997.
ROMAC provides medical treatment for children from developing countries in the Oceania region in the form of life saving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
The objectives of ROMAC are to:
To provide hope where there is no hope.
To restore dignity to human life.
To save or transform the lives of children from developing countries.
To provide the best possible medical and surgical expertise.
Kate Afari received lifesaving surgery in New Zealand, while Zinzan Tesuatai got life-saving surgery in Australia.
Both children were cured and have since returned to the Solomon Islands.
If you know of a child who could benefit from the ROMAC programme, please refer them through the National Referral System to the Paediatric Department, for eventual referral to ROMAC.
For more information visit: http://www.romac.org.au/
The Rotary Club Of Honiara meets every Tuesday at the Flamingo Room, Honiara Hotel from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
All are invited to attend our weekly meetings and be part of our family in supporting the Solomon Islands.