Facing the World

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Facing the World is a UK-based charity that helps children with disfigured faces by enabling them to receive craniofacial surgery.[1] It was founded in 2002 by two surgeons, Martin Hirigoyen Kelly and Norman Waterhouse, and was originally focused on bringing children from the developing world to the UK for surgery.[2][3][4][5]

Over time it came to focus mostly on Vietnam, and on training Vietnamese doctors in the surgeries, sending UK doctors to Vietnam to perform surgeries, and providing equipment to Vietnamese hospitals; it became active in Vietnam in 2008.[1] It has cooperated with two hospitals in Hanoi[1][6] and a hospital in Da Nang.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c Mỹ Hà, Nguyễn; Diễm Quỳnh, Phạm (5 November 2017). "Boosting children's 'face value', confidence". Vietnam News.
  2. ^ "Facing the World - Overview". Companies House. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ Watts, Geoff (July 2008). "Obituary: Martin Hirigoyen Kelly". The Lancet. 372 (9632): 24. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60979-4. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Parkinson, Caroline (15 November 2006). "Helping children show their faces". BBC.
  5. ^ Smith, Rebecca (15 July 2008). "Last King of Scotland boy has face rebuilt by UK surgeons". The Telegraph.
  6. ^ "Hong Ngoc Hospital, Facing the World offer free surgeries for disfigured children". Voice of Vietnam Online Newspaper. 9 May 2018.
  7. ^ "UK organisation to help building Craniofacial Surgery Faculty". DaNangToDay. 17 April 2015.

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