Our Mission

Impact Health Vietnam (IHVN) is a 501(c)(3) US nonprofit charitable organization registered in the state of Minnesota and run entirely by volunteers.

IHVN’s mission is to provide a sustainable assistance program based on carefully selected annual medical missions that focus on education and training for the Vietnamese medical practitioners at their local hospitals.

Over the past decade, Impact Health Vietnam fulfills this mission by promoting and supporting quality patient care, improvement of diagnostic practices, and continuing medical education through collaboration with medical professionals and established healthcare corporations in Vietnam.

What We Do

Impact Health Vietnam achieves our goals and objectives by bringing medical resources and expertise to Vietnam, and providing long term connections with US based medical professionals and device companies to Vietnamese medical providers.

Our medical mission teams are specifically tailored to the needs and wishes of our local partner hospitals who we identify and select during pre-mission planning visits. Our current programs include adult cardiac care, oncology and hematopathology consultation with related laboratory technology, and adult primary care.

Since 2019, we have used telepathology to provide education, training, and remote diagnostic support for our oncology partners in Vietnam. We are working to expand this technology to provide more education and training through online social media platforms in addition to in-country site visits.

Who We Are

Impact Health Vietnam is an all-volunteer team of leaders and advisers who have dedicated their time and expertise to create this grassroots organization. Our network of volunteers and supporters is the sustaining force of our missions. The collaborative efforts of all volunteers, together with the guidance of our leadership and advisory teams, contribute to the achievement of our goals to improve healthcare for the people of Vietnam through education and training.

Board Of Directors

Yen Nguyen

President & Founder, Medical Missions Director

Paula McNabb, RN (Retired)

Director/Founding Board Member

Mary Anne Manoles, Esq


Thuy Tien Truong, RN, BSN, PCCN, CMC

Director/Founding Board Member

Sheryl Juhl, RN (Retired)


Advisory Board

Michael Manoles, MD

IHVN Medical Director

Son Le, MD

Vanessa Dayton, MD, FCAP, FASCP

Chi Nguyen, MD