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.
How We Do It
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
• Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
• Craniofacial Clefting Conditions
• Craniofacial Tumours
• Complex Facial Skin Malignancy
• Orbitotemporal And Facial Neurofibromatosis Type 1
• 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.
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
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:
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