What We Do



Meet some of the children we have helped
The occurrence of severe facial birth defects is by some estimates 10 times higher in Vietnam than in neighbouring countries. This is believed by many to be owing to the effects of the dioxins in Agent Orange which are thought to have caused a mutation in the genetic make-up. 
Duong Huang Long

How We Do It


Missions to Vietnam
We send teams from the UK to train local medics
We donate equipment to the Vietnamese hospitals to enable the doctors to perform complex surgeries efficiently
We bring doctors to the UK for Training Fellowships

Conditions Treated

Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
Craniofacial Clefting Conditions
Craniofacial Tumours
Complex Facial Skin Malignancy
Orbitotemporal And Facial Neurofibromatosis Type 1
• Encephaloceles
• Meningoceles
• Head And Neck Cancer
• Vascular Malformations Of The Head And Neck
• Haemangiomas Of The Head And Neck
• Orbital And Periorbital Tumours


At Facing the World we know that the right equipment is key to creating effective craniofacial units. With the Vietnamese medical teams we have established a list of what is needed, aiming not only to provide instruments but also, in a unique approach, to teach using consumables available in Vietnam. We have been fortunate to have the opportunity of supplying top equipment from leading international suppliers.


Cavendish Imaging

GE Healthcare


Ideal Medical Solutions


We continue to work with the local doctors to identify equipment that is both necessary and domestically approved.
This will make for a truly sustainable solution.

Vietnamese Partner Hospitals

Da Nang General Hospital
Viet Duc University Hospital
Our Fellowship Scheme invites doctors to the UK to learn approaches and techniques used by senior Facing the World doctors in leading UK hospitals. This training allows each participant to return to their home country having learnt how to perform more than 100 complex surgeries. Our doctors operate in the following hospitals:

St Thomas’ Hospital

Guy’s Hospital

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

The Royal Free Hospital

The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth

St George’s Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

BUPA Cromwell Hospital

The Royal Marsden Hospital

The Portland Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Charing Cross Hospital


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