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

International Fellowships

We offer Vietnamese doctors training fellowships in leading hospitals internationally, to learn new techniques and approaches

Donation of Equipment

We donate key equipment to the Vietnamese hospitals to enable the doctors to perform complex surgeries efficiently

Missions to Vietnam

We run medical missions to Vietnam where our specialist teams work with their Vietnamese counterparts to operate on children

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
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

Viet Duc University Hospital
Da Nang General Hospital
Through our Fellowship Program we invite Vietnamese doctors to observe our specialist teams working in some of the world’s leading hospitals. The doctors are then able to benefit their home country by applying the new techniques  and approaches they have learnt. Our specialists operate in the following hospitals:


Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Charing Cross Hospital

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Guy’s Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital


Ninewells Hospital

Northwick Park Hospital

Parkside Hospital

The Royal Free Hospital

The Royal London Hospital

The Royal Marsden Hospital

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital


St Bartholomew’s Hospital

St George’s Hospital

St Mary’s Hospital

St Thomas’ Hospital

University College Hospital

The Wellington Hospital

Western Eye Hospital

Whipps Cross Hospital


Toronto Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Seattle Children’s Hospital


Women and Children’s Hospital


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