Vietnam has been hit hard by the outbreak and our partner hospitals have continued to serve the children whose complex needs have not diminished throughout the pandemic.
A MIRACLE HAPPENED Linh and Thong’s story – two young people can now face the world. My name is Quang Thi Linh. I’m 22 years old. I live in the high mountain province of Sơn La in the north of Việt Nam. When I was very little, horrible tumours appeared on my face. They grew bigger as I did.
ADVANCING SURGICAL STANDARDS Welcome to 2021 as we start the year by sharing some wonderful news. We are delighted to announce that two of the charity’s partner hospitals in Vietnam, the Viet-Duc University Hospital and the 108 Military Central Hospital have both been awarded international accreditation by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
2020: THE CHILDREN STILL NEED YOU We thank you for your incredible support and wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. Despite the difficulties of this year, we have uplifting news, which we wanted to share with you as we look forward to a safer and more positive 2021.
In this period of great worry as the world confronts Covid-19, Facing the World continues to pioneer a bold new approach to sustainable healthcare as we accelerate our telemedicine activities to ensure meeting children’s medical needs remains a priority and is effectively addressed.
COVID-19 OUR WORK CONTINUES Facing the World has pioneered a bold new approach to sustainable healthcare, resulting in self-run centres of excellence in the countries we work in. This approach ensures that children born with facial differences can receive the surgery they need, and that these centres can be replicated both nationally and internationally.
FTW has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Formula 1 Vietnam. Vietnam will host its first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix in Hanoi in April 2020, and this will provide a platform for increasing awareness of the plight of the many children in need of life-changing surgical intervention in Vietnam and beyond. It will also help to raise the funds to cover the cost of providing them with surgery.
World Telehealth Initiative: 3 year Memorandum of Understanding signed Facing the World has entered into a 3 year Memorandum of Understanding with The World Telehealth Initiative (WTI), the foundation set up by telemedicine provider InTouch Health. WTI connects volunteer medical expertise to underserved communities via state-of-the-art technology. Facing the World believes telehealth is integral to the successful establishment of centers of expertise in Vietnam and a crucial element in its plans for long-term scalability.
Queen’s Birthday: MOU Signing Ceremony April 2019 Facing the World was honoured for its work at the Queen’s Birthday ceremonies hosted by the British Embassy in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. At the ceremony in Hanoi the charity signed a significant Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Airlines, 108 Military Central Hospital, Viet-Duc University Hospital and Hong Ngoc General Hospital. This is an exciting development which greatly furthers the charity’s sustainable education projects and facilitates the increasing number of treatments of children born with facial abnormalities.