Vietnam Surgical Trip (2006)
Since World Missions Possible's first mission to Vietnam in 2003, some 452 children and young adults have been provided free surgery and treatment.
A World Missions Possible surgical team of 26 volunteer medical professionals operated in Dong Nai Pediatric Hospital in Dong Nai province, Vietnam, from Feb. 26 through March 3, 2006. The team provided free reconstructive surgery to children with facial deformities and burn scar contractures.
The team consisted of 23 medical professionals and three non-medical volunteers. They were joined in Dong Nai by colleagues from the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology in Ho Chi Minh City. The team provided surgical procedures to 107 patients during the week. WMP, in cooperation with other nonprofits, also donated equipment and supplies valued at over $5,000 to both the Dong Nai Pediatric Hospital and The National Hospital for Odonto-Stomatology. The mission team also hosted two all-day educational seminars in Ho Chi Minh City. The first was Therapeutic Care of the Burn Patient. The second was Speech Therapy for the Cleft Palate Patient. These seminars were attended by over 50 medical professionals.