Who We Are

Facing the World has pioneered a bold new approach to sustainable healthcare, resulting in self-run centers of excellence in the countries where we work, that are able to provide crucial surgery to children born with disabling facial deformities, and that can be replicated both nationally and internationally.
Team of world-leading surgeons
A unique position in Vietnam

How the £3.5m Target Will Be Spent

% spend breakdown

Training 200 doctors over 5 years & performing 40,000 life-changing operations

Scaling through Training

Cumulative costs over five-year roll out


Dr Nguyen Ngoc Vinh MD

CEO and Co-founder

Hong Ngoc General Hospital


Katrin Kandel, CEO (Voluntary)

Michael Chan

Simon Fennell

Christopher Forrest

Anil Patel

Peter Schell

Charles Schrager

Norma Timoney

Richard Porter


Waleed Haram

Tra Bich Nguyen

Wayne Ingram

Jeanette Schaberl

Sophie Stephenson-Wright

Simon Eccles

Minh Phuc Nguyen

Hong Anh Chu

Bertie Portal

Shari Royle

Suki Waterhouse

Michael Chan

Sharon Gilshenan

Alicia Newn

Nick McElwee

Luong Bao Khanh

Karan Kapoor

Phong Phung

Trang Tran

Ngoc Long Nguyen

Hoang Le Thuy Duong

James Newton

Tim Rees

Sean Petherbridge

Manish Pandey


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