ROMAC’s mission is “To provide, within Australia and New Zealand, medical aid for children 15 years and under, who are from developing countries, in the form of life saving and / or dignity restoring surgery not available to them in their own country”
- To provide hope where there is no hope
- To restore human dignity to human life
- To transform a child’s life
- To provide the best medical and surgical expertise available
- To provide an opportunity to mend broken lives of young people from developing countries
ROMAC is a humanitarian Rotary programme which has been in operation since 1988 and is endorsed by all Australian and New Zealand Districts.
Eminent Australian and New Zealand surgeons frequently donate their time for the treatment of our patients and in return the surgeons get unique opportunities to develop their specialist skills
Over 400 children from 20 developing countries, many of whom have been disfigured by accidents and/or congenital conditions, have received urgent medical treatment that has given them new hope. During their recovery after surgery, the children and a parent are hosted by NZ families, fostering international learning and understanding in the process.
One recent example is Sheik Ali, a 7 year old boy from Fiji, who received surgery for complications from a tracheotomy performed on him as a 3 year old in Fiji. He was hosted by the Hamilton East Rotary club.
Check out the ROMAC website: www.romac.org.nz
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PRO SUPPORT: Top international golfer Lydia Ko with Vanuatu Islanders, Makine Datete and her son Rickson, 2, who had open heart surgery at Starship Hospital thanks to ROMAC.