Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC)
ROMAC provides surgical treatment for children in Australia and New Zealand from developing countries from our Pacific Region in the form of Life Giving and/or dignity restoring surgery not accessible to them in their home country.
There are no paid staff and the small administration expenses incurred are paid from another income stream.
The core of our organisation is Life Giving surgery and our process begins with a Referral from overseas (or visiting Australia/New Zealand doctors) directly into the ROMAC database. From this single form, the Medical and Operation’s Directors evaluate, in collaboration with specialist Regional Medical Consultants, if the Referral meets the ROMAC guidelines and what Region may be able to provide the necessary surgery.
All in all, our team in Australia and New Zealand is nearing 200 totally voluntary individuals plus Rotarians and medical personnel who support ROMAC in the Island nations we serve. These are people who help with passport and visa applications, finding and communicating with our potential patients, organising medical checks and ensuring they are on time to board their plane.
Chair: PAG Madeline Logan Launceston