What We Do

The occurrence of severe facial birth defects is by some estimates 10 times higher in Vietnam than in neighbouring countries. Many believe this to be the result of the effects of the dioxins in Agent Orange which are thought to have caused a mutation in the genetic make-up.  Facing the World works to enable life-changing surgery for those affected.
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


The right equipment is key to creating effective craniofacial units. With the Vietnamese medical teams Facing the World has 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 approach 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:

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

The Royal Free Hospital

Northwick Park Hospital

 University of London Hospital

St Bartholomew’s Hospital

The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth

St George’s Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

BUPA Cromwell Hospital

Whipps Cross Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital

The Royal Marsden Hospital

The Portland Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Charing Cross Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Parkside Hospital


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