international committee Projects
The committee allocates funds to a number of charitable organisations
that provide services around the globe to people in need.
Currently these organisations include the following:
Interplast is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with disability who are disabled as a result of congenital or acquired medical conditions such as cleft lip and palate or burn scar contractures. We do this by sending fully qualified Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services.
ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.
If there are families in need of emergency shelter, ShelterBox does everything it can to help them rebuild their lives
Formerly known as the 'Emergency Box', the Emergency Response Kit is intended for use in civil disasters in developing countries, to assist families survive the first days following a disaster. With a kit and a little ingenuity, a family is able to construct a basic shelter, clothe themselves and find food from the land/sea for several days.
Fred Hollows had a vision of ending avoidable blindness. With the help of our partners and supporters, The Foundation is working to make Fred’s vision a reality.
An estimated 32.4 million people around the world today are blind and another 191 million are visually impaired.
Simple interventions, such as inexpensive medication and surgery, can restore people’s sight, productivity and livelihoods, giving lasting benefits for individuals, their families and whole communities
Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
ROMAC has been in operation for over 25 years. Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise to run this Rotary program that encompasses all the Districts of Australia and New Zealand. Assisted by many eminent Australian and New Zealand surgeons who generously donate their time free for the treatment of our patients, this humanitarian program has provided over 350 children from more than 20 developing countries with urgent medical treatment that has given them new hope