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Talk. Operation Hope: The gift of healing. Hanoi surgeons transforming lives in northern ethnic minority regions

May 4 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Center II, a local Hanoi NGO, was born with the mission to change the lives of disabled minority children from poor families in very remote areas in North of Vietnam, including Hà Giang, Lạng Sơn, Lai Châu, Cao Bằng, and Yên Bái.  It assists, educates, and mentors local health officials, doctors, social workers, and DOLISA employees at various levels in the provinces so they may improve their cognitive abilities and deal with similar situations. Centre II is the inspiration behind the coordination and support of operations and rehabilitation programmes that transform the lives of the children, giving hope to them and their families and the chance of a better future.

Operations are performed and overseen by philanthropic surgeons from leading hospitals in Hanoi who donate their time and expertise.  They treat a variety of physical disabilities and birth defects including cleft lip, open palate and facial malformations, tumors, clubfoot, crossed eyes (strabismus), physical handicaps, severe skin burns, and urological conditions, to name but a few.  The decision to operate is taken after in-depth consultations between doctors and local health teams, review of test results, counselling and ongoing assessment.

Over the past 20 years, Center II has developed and implemented thousands of screening and surgery programs. The small team is truly committed, working with all their heart on shoestring budgets, collaborating with a few sponsorship partners (such as Child Surgery Vietnam) that support and promote Centre II’s work.

We are delighted that the Centre II team, led by founder and Hanoi local Mr. Đồng Văn An, and US representative from their partner Child Surgery Vietnam-US, Mr Bob, have accepted our invitation to share their experience and stories, before they head back north for another  round of medical consultations and surgeries.

Please join us for this such a worthwhile talk, which will focus on:

  • the ethnic minority communities,
  • how their culture may impact on their health experience,
  • transformation of lives through surgery,
  • the interaction between the Hanoi and local medical teams,
  • the planning and logistics process
  • case studies and inspiring stories


Fate introduced Centre II to FVH through the connections of one of committee who had  a chance to volunteer with Center II and Child Surgery Vietnam in March. We came to the realization that it would be an honor for us to share the amazing work Centre II does with everyone and help give the children more chances to begin new chapters in their lives.

Please RSVP https://forms.gle/d1hZhtFooaFGAVi99 (by 2 May)

Email hello@fvheritage.org if (1) you have trouble registering or (2) if you sign up but can no longer attend please let us know asap

VND 250,000 per person.  After event expenses all proceeds go to Centre II

Max 25 pax

Venue – Woods Cafe, 84 Phạm Huy Thông, Ngọc Khánh lake (behind RMIT)

Format – talk/discussion and Q&A supported by powerpoint and short flim clips of their work and patients

A welcome email will be sent to everyone who has successful RSVPd

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May 4
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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