Facing the World to offer free surgeries to children with facial defects

VOV.VN - Canadian surgeons from the charity Facing the World are to perform free operations for between 10 and 15 children who suffer from craniofacial defects, whilst also training Vietnamese doctors at the 108 Military Central Hospital as part of an ongoing joint humanitarian program run by the two organisations.

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Doctors from the Facing the World offer health-check ups to kids with facial defects. 
The leading surgeons from the organisation is expected to provide free surgeries to underprivileged children suffering from craniofacial deformities between November 22 and November 27.

Along with the surgeries, training courses relating to the use of medical technology and equipment transfer will be held for doctors from the Centre for Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery at the 108 Military Central Hospital in line with the program’s framework.

The centre is Vietnam's first comprehensive craniofacial treatment facility, providing assistance, advice, health-checkups, and surgery for poor patients suffering from congenital cranial malformations.

Associate Professor Dr. Vu Ngoc Lam, Director of the Centre for Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery, said the centre has successfully operated on over 3,600 patients this year alone.

Most notably, the organisation runs between three and four charity surgery programs, in addition to providing free surgery each year for approximately 200 to 300 children.

Facing the World is a humanitarian medical organisation which specialises in helping children who suffer from craniofacial deformities in developing countries.

Over the past ten years, the organisation has conducted a range of humanitarian surgery programs and has so far helped over 1,200 poor patients nationwide.

The charity recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Telehealth Initiative, pledging to support the country in training and enhancing the capacities of health workers in order to expand humanitarian activities to hospitals in rural areas and isolated provinces throughout the nation.


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