Women for Women
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By purchasing one of our gifts you help us improve the lives of others. With your support we can bring surgical help to women who became victims of trauma and violence!
WomenforWomen is a charity programme supported by female plastic surgeons whose goal is to help women suffering from disfiguring or socially excluding injuries and trauma, with the goal of enabling such women to continue on to lead happy and prosperous lives despite their injuries and trauma they have suffered in the past.
The programme was developed by the Secretary General of IPRAS, the International Society for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Marita Eisenmann-Klein, MD and the Chairperson of Quality Assurance of IPRAF, the International Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Foundation, Constance Neuhann-Lorenz, MD.
WomenforWomen’s first mission was conducted 2008 in Jalandhar, Punjab/North India, followed by numerous further missions in India (Kulu, Palampur, Lucknow, Vijayawada), Bangladesh and Kenya. In all missions in India, women with mostly burn injuries were operated on by WomenforWomen’s experienced surgical teams.
Further projects in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Iraq and Kenya are planned in 2013.
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WomenforWomen in Canada
Dr. Nancy Van Laeken is holding a fundraiser in Richmond/Canada, October 14th, to help support our work in India:
WomenforWomen´s latest surgical camp in Aurangabad, India, 2nd til 11th April 2016 again was a very big success! Special thanks for all to our local host Dr. Ramakant Bembde and the whole team at Bembde Hospital in Aurangabad and also for his sincere words and the report of this WfW mission:
Dear Dr. Connie Madam, Warm Regards!
I am very happy to share the first report & summary of our mission:
Women for Women (WFW) 2016 Mission at Bembde Hospital ,Aurangabad, India:
We are very happy to share the success story of WFW Mission!
This was the 3rd free plastic surgery camp at Bembde Hospital for female patients with deformities due to acid attacks, burns,etc. under the guidance of Dr. Connie Constance Neuhann Lorenz -President WFW, Munich,Germany.
The team comprises of the Renown Female Plastic Surgeons & Anesthesiologist from Finland & Hungary:
1)Dr. Outi Kaarela (Team Leader),
2)Dr. Bernadette Levay ,
3)Dr. Heli Kavola,
4)Dr. Noemi Foldes , &
5)Dr. Sisko Mäntylä
Along with "Team Bembde Hospital & Dr.Ramakant Bembde ,Indian Anesthesiologist Team also contributed a lot for the conduct of safe & successful surgeries.
1)Dr. Dhananjay Pathak
2)Dr. Shrigopal Bhattad
3)Dr. Jyoti Tupkary
4)Dr. Balaji Asegaonkar
5)Dr. Pramod Apsingekar
6)Dr. Arvind Rajgure
7)Dr. Bhushan Moharir
8)Dr. Sanjay Itape
Dr. Sushma Bembde, Dr. Bipin Miniyar, Dr. Samidh Patel, Dr. Phanish Kaushik & Dr. Jyoti Miniyar helped to systematically organise & plan the pre operative task of planning and fitness of all patients.
Special features of this camp:
1)As per the knowledge of Team Leader Dr. Outi, probably this was one of the most successful & best camp ever happened in the history of Women for Women foundation till date all over the world considering the no. of cases , surgeries & mission performance!(though I know all missions are the best human efforts possible!)
2) We have done total 111 operative procedures on total 49 patients with totally free of any charges.(more than our expected & planned 100 surgeries)from 2nd to 10th April2016.
3)As we got MCI Permission very early for our foreign surgeons,we got adequate time to spread the word & campaigning all over central Maharashtra with our enthusiastic team.
So, it was a great humanitarian mission!
4)The patients came from all over Maharashtra about 300 km periphery including Mumbai, Pune,Jalgaon,Nagar,Beed,Washim,etc.
5) Bembde Hospital team was working hard overtime since last two months to make this free surgery camp successful with the extra load of work due to lot many patients & overcrowding of the hospital premises.
6) The best part was that all free surgeries were done very well , without any complications or untoward events.
I salute the "Humanitarian spirits " of all the surgeons, anaesthesiologists, operation theater staff, nurses, admin & public relations staff along with all the Team Bembde Hospital for their great untiring efforts to help these neglected female patients having deformities.
Special thanks to Dr. Connie & her Team, the inspiring & guiding force behind this success story.
Lots of love & Special thanks to Dr. Outi & Dr. Berni (dynamic plastic surgeons) who are coming every year for all the three missions for 11 days in a year to inspire & energise the entire "Team Bembde Hospital !"(Now we all feel them as a part of Bembde Hospital family!)
I also thank all the referring doctors, patients, families of patients, well wishers & friends from news media without whose support this gigantic humanitarian task would not have been successful.
Thanks again for your contribution , prayers & best wishes ! ????????????????????
Dr.Ramakant Bembde &
Team Bembde Hospital
Burns Helpline: 8888145588/8805013088
M.S.,M.Ch.,D.N.B.,MNAMS (Plastic Surgery)
Ex-Research Fellow (Tata Mem.Hospital)
Cosmetic & Burn Surgeon
& Microvasular Surgeon
Aesthetic & Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon
Plastic , Cosmetic , Burns & Hand Surgery
Trauma Center & Multispeciality Hospital
14,Beed bypass road,near Renuka Mata Temple,
Aurangabad - 431005,
WomenforWomen´s first surgical camp in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, in January 2016 was a big success and attracted a lot of attention in the local media. Please see the link below for a list of media clippings concerning WfW´s mission:
Constance Neuhann-Lorenz is the winner of the Prix Veuve Clicquot 2014. She got the renowned award as the "Woman of Inspiration" for her great dedication for WomenforWomen. Congratulations!