Mission projects in the Latin countries of Mexico and Costa Rica have encountered children having advanced and debilitating conditions requiring advanced procedures to be able to obtain total joint replacement surgery, release of total jaw ankylosis and further reconstructive facial procedures such as Cranio-Orthognathic reconstructions. This grant will allow purchase of specialized CranioMaxilloFacial instruments to treat underprivileged children with developmental and congenital deformities related to cleft lip and palate syndromes who live in the Latin American countries of Costa Rica and Mexico. This equipment would be purchased and delivered in time to implement its use for surgeries performed at the 4-5 mission clinics from November 2023 through the end of the year in 2024. Several Rotary Clubs will be participating in the missions held throughout the year in their locations in Costa Rica and Mexico. An estimated Rotarian involvement is 10-15 per club (approximately 40 Rotarians) providing volunteer meals, patient transportation and lodging, and pre-clinical advertising and scheduling logistics as well as postoperative care with utilization of the local Rotarian Doctors.
This project is "Approved". This means the application has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, and the project is ready for implementation.
Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.
The TRF Grant application number is #2349599.
Existing Contributions Towards This Project
Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation
Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.