It takes a team to transform a child’s life and the kids we help have the best on their side.
We achieve extraordinary outcomes through collaboration with exceptional Australian surgeons and health professionals.
World class hospitals and surgeons, doctors, nurses and allied health professionals partner with us to pro-bono support and outstanding care to the children.
We’re indebted to the teams and individuals who commit to providing the very best treatment to the children we help.
The following surgeons, anaesthetists, and medical and allied health professionals have generously supported our program during the past year:
Monique Van den Boom
Children First is proud to partner with some of Australia’s leading private and public hospitals to provide this life changing surgery.
Motivated by their own commitments to social justice, hospitals donate the services of their exceptional staff and world-class facilities, or in the case of public hospitals, provide generous humanitarian rates.
Many of the children we help need complex and sophisticated surgery which requires the expertise and infrastructure of large medical institutions, so these partnerships are essential.
We acknowledge the support and expertise of the following hospitals who partner with us to provide excellent care.
AACHOL (Assenting Action for Changing of Livelihoods) Trust is a non-profit organization based in Bangladesh. Founded by Atom Rahman, the Trust works on creating new opportunities and facilitating existing opportunities by promoting health, education, environment and employment. The Trust refers children to Children First for necessary surgery in Australia
Interplast Australia & New Zealand
Through Interplast, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals from Australia and New Zealand provide reconstructive surgery and facilitate training and mentoring in countries in the Asia Pacific region. Interplast refers children to Children First when surgeons encounter a child whose surgery cannot be performed in-country
No Roads Expeditions Foundation
No Roads Expeditions Foundation support the injection of medical teams into remote areas and as a consequence come across children in need of surgery. The team works closely with us, escorting children to Australia and back home when treatment is completed
Children First has partnered with ROMAC (Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children) a number of times facilitating surgery for children from developing countries. The Foundation has also provided accommodation at the Retreat for ROMAC patients
We thank the following organisations for the invaluable support they provide to our Miracle sMIles program
- Dorevitch Pathology
- Johnson & Johnson
- Kilmore Dental and Specialist Centre
- Life Health Care
- MIA Radiology
- ProMotion Prosthetics