The Rotaract Club of Sfax Doyen from RD 9010, Tunisia won with its project ”DocTime 5” the Award Citation for the Best MED Love Project of the year! The Club received its citation during the Mediterranean Convention (MEDICON) 2017 which took place in Makarska last April! Below you can find Information about the winning MED Love project!
DocTime 5, is the name of a project realized by Rotaract Club Sfax Doyen, in collaboration with the Medical Student Association of Sfax. This project consists of free surgical operations aiming to help people lacking of financial means and requiring a surgical treatment.
This year, the 5th “Doc’Time” reached much more patients that were in need of several surgical specialties. Medical conditions like cataract, cleft lip or cleft palate were successfully operated without any cost for the patients! Furthermore, the implantation of a Cochlear Implant took place! The above mentioned surgical procedures completely changed the lives of these people in a much better way.
From September 2016 till April 2017, the team of DocTime 5 has succeeded in performing a total of 105 operations with a total cost of 21.000 Euros!
- 101 Cataract and Phaco surgeries for young children and old people
- 3 cleft lip and / or cleft palate operations for 3 children aged of 2 to 4 years
- 1 cochlear implantation operation for a 2,5 year old child
The success of this project was preceded by hard work that was carried out for more than 4 months. After a thorough investigation and by choosing the most common pathologies, the Rotaractors contacted and obtained the agreement of medical specialists to operate the patients for free. They also organized fundraisers to finance these operations.
All this to change the lives of these people.