Directors of the Charity

Professor Ajay Rane

Dr Rane is a medical doctor and Urogynaecology specialist who is committed to eradicating Women’s Health issues in the developing world.

He has held the Chair of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Fistula Committee for 2 years, one of the biggest organisations involved in ending the suffering caused by the childbirth injury of obstetric fistula.

For the past 20 years, Dr Rane has volunteered overseas to operate on women with fistulas, prolapses and other complications of birth trauma. He has travelled to India, Bangladesh, Nepal, PNG and Africa to deliver these services.

Internationally recognized for his humanitarian efforts, in India Dr Rane has pioneered the project dignity sanitation , which supplies women in India with safe, portable shelters to urinate and defecate in so they will not be raped.

He is also passionate about training local doctors to provide ongoing care for women who suffer from pelvic floor trauma as result of birth injury in third world countries.

These workshops train doctors in the South Pacific Islands, PNG, India, Bangladesh and Nepal to provide crucial skills necessary in improving outcomes for women with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Dr Rane has been awarded an Order of Australia for his philanthropic work.

Qualifications: MBBS MSc MD FRCS FRCOG FRANZCOG CU FICOG (Hon) PhD FRCPI (Hon) Consultant Urogynaecologist & Head of Department of James Cook University

Dr Jay Iyer

Dr Jay Iyer is an Advanced Pelvic Floor Surgeon at the Townsville Hospital in Australia and a member of AGES ( Australasian Gynaecology Endoscopy Society ).

Having trained as a medical doctor through the Indian Military where he served as a Colonel, working within this charity and providing care to women in the developing world remains a personal passion for him.

His training predominantly involved working in the public hospital system with disadvantaged women.

Qualifications: MBBS MD DNB FRANZCOG, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeon

Dr Kaveshan (Kav) Pather

Dr Kaveshan (Kav) Pather

Dr Kaveshan (Kav) Pather is a doctor working at the Townsville University Hospital with a keen interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Previously, a paramedic in the Queensland Ambulance Service, Kav was determined to expand his clinical knowledge to assist the underserved population in rural Australia as well as overseas, leading him to pursue a career in Medicine. Flourishing Women Ltd has allowed him to fulfil his dream of being able to provide care for some of the poorest and most neglected women on the planet.

Qualifications: MBBS, BBiomedSc, BPubHealth (Paramedic)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Resident at TUH


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