President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) and Richard Young, Consultant Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Facing the World aims to establish two craniofacial centres in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in the next five years.

Richard Young, a Consultant Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon who is heading a delegation of the UK organisation to Vietnam, made the remarks during his meeting with President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan in Hanoi on November 23.

According to the doctor, the number of children born with facial deformities due to effects of Agent Organ (AO)/dioxin in Vietnam is ten times higher than that in other regional countries.

The organisation has implemented training programmes for hospitals in the central city of Da Nang and the two beneficiary localities while bringing Vietnamese doctors to the UK to attend training classes, he noted.

He added that organisation began a partnership with Da Nang city since 2008.

About 20 Vietnamese surgeons who benefit from the programmes will lecture the next courses, the doctor said, informing that the organisation will join hands with the Vietnam-Germany Hospital to provide free check-ups and surgeries for Vietnamese patients in 2016.

Hailing Facing the World’s activities over the past time, Nhan expressed his hope that the organisation will pay more attention to expanding its network and deploying training programmes in Vietnam.

The Vietnam Fatherland Front stands ready to work as a bridge backing the organisation’s operation in Vietnam and promoting the organisation among Vietnamese people, especially those living abroad, in a bid to attract more support for the organisation’s activities.

Facing the World supports and provides life-changing surgery for children from the developing world who are affected by severe facial disfigurements. The organisation has so far provided treatment for over 40 children from 20 different countries.-VNA