Medical Mission Trips

Project Vietnam serves needy provinces chosen on the basis of health care needs and cooperation with the local government. Our medical team averages 100 volunteers and usually works during the first weeks of March. 

Free Surgical Operations

Free operations to restore normal appearance to children with congenital facial deformities (mostly cleft lip & palate, a prevalent problem) and/or to correct eye defects (strabismus, cataracts, etc.). Our surgeons work with local specialists to update them on new techniques.

Primary Care Medical Examinations

We also provide medical examinations and treatments at rural clinics and schools, and oral health services for school students. Vision care is offered for students with custom corrective glasses and reading glasses for the elderlies. Screening for Anemia (Hemoglobin) and Glucose is provided as well as Malnutrition assessment.

Training & Health Education

We also train health personnel at all levels (hospitals and rural clinics, children’s hospitals and academic centers). The team updates local health staff on:

  • Pediatrics (perinatal and newborn health, emergency care, development and behavioral pediatrics and specialty topics)
  • Cardiology (Rhythm problems and Interventional procedures)
  • Medical specialties (Pulmonary & Infectious diseases)
  • Public Health and development of sustainable programs (clean water and environmental health with treatment of anemia and malnutrition)

Join our mission

Registration for the 2024 Medical Missions is now open!

Because of the diversity of areas of assistance, volunteers are needed to help the various teams in management tasks, patient relations, assisting physicians and dentists, supplies control & distribution, support work, and translation (if Vietnamese-speaking). Patient transport, registration, instruction, etc. are all done manually due to the absence of local resources, and offer many opportunities for wonderful interactions with the children and their families.

Register for the 2024 Surgery Mission now!

Mission Dates

September 14, 2024 to September 21, 2024

Location

Saigon (Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh), South Vietnam

Registration will remain open until sufficient volunteers are accepted.

Register for the 2024 Primary Care Medical Mission now!

Mission Dates

September 21, 2024 to Septermber 27, 2024

Location

Tentatively Bến Tre, South Vietnam

Registration will remain open until sufficient volunteers are accepted.

Operations and Teams

Surgery Team

Primary Care Team

Dental Team

Medical Training & Health Education

Cardiology Team

Logistics & Administration (Non-Medical Support Team)

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long does each trip last?

Medical mission trips last one week for the Surgery, Public Health, and Primary Care teams based on a single location of work.

What are the daily duties of each team during mission trips?

Typically the schedule is 7AM-5PM daily, at the main province hospital for the surgery team, and visiting a different locality everyday for the Primary Care team. The Dental team sets up and works within the Primary Care team, at a school site usually. Patients will be provided with medicines mainly purchased in Vietnam to ensure continuity of treatment. The medical team collaborates with local health workers so that followup care can be planned for patients in need. Our volunteer teams seek to incorporate appropriate technology such as Ultrasound at point of care for Primary care.

Where do volunteers stay during the trip?

Participants stay at local hotels (usually 3 stars or more) and all accommodations, transportation and meals are arranged by the group, starting with pickup at the airport. The land cost is about $1000 for one week and $2000 for 2 weeks.

Who can apply to participate in the mission trips?

Physicians and healthcare personnel, engineers, technical people and handymen, volunteers with humanitarian passion can apply. Non-medical volunteers provide essential support for our medical mission trips, and PV will endeavor to assign volunteers to work most appropriate for their skills.

Is there any documentation required to participate in the trip?

A working permit/visa is required which is obtained by Project Vietnam.

You can save a child’s life today

Support Project Vietnam Foundation in achieving safer, healthier lives for children in need

As a supporter, you can help Project Vietnam Foundation provide access to safe surgery and exceptional medical care to children throughout Vietnam and fund community programs for children in the United States.

Project Vietnam Foundation

15975 Harbor Blvd                         Fountain Valley CA  92708-1303

info@projectvietnam.org