1983 - 2023 : 40 Years of Interplast
Established in 1983 to support voluntary medical teams to carry out plastic and reconstructive surgery in developing countries, forty years later, Interplast’s mission of undertaking life-changing work remains true.   Over this time, Interplast has expanded its programs to involve more complex surgeries, and incorporated a training, mentoring and clinical education focus.  The contribution of Interplast volunteers in the capacity building of local surgeons and clinicians has been and will continue to be invaluable to local economies and the health and well-being of the Asia Pacific region.

In our 40th year, Interplast will resume travel to our Asia-Pacific partner countries and continue the work of repairing bodies and changing lives.  We have some wonderful activities planned to celebrate this milestone.  Follow us on socials to keep informed and we hope you can join us at some of our celebratory events this year.
Interplast returns to the Solomon Islands
Following on from our successful first journey back to the Pacific in November 2022 we are extremely excited to announce we are sending a team of volunteer surgeons, nurses and an anaesthetist to the Solomon Islands in late February. 

Fiji was only the beginning of getting back to our partners and patients in the Pacific and we are thrilled this trip to the Solomon Islands is just the start of a busy 2023 of in-country surgical visits. 

Interplast last visited the Solomon Islands in 2019 and there is now a significant case-load of patients who have been awaiting treatment from our team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons.  Interplast’s volunteer medical team will be working alongside the local surgical unit to assess and treat cases including cleft lip and palate and other congenital conditions, burns injuries, hand trauma and tumors. 

The team will be led by experienced and long-standing New Zealand volunteer Dr Zac Moaveni.  We look forward to bringing you patient stories and showcasing the exceptional contribution Interplast teams make on the ground in the Pacific.