Mission Summary

IHVN formed in 2012 after a group of devoted Vietnamese-American health care and mission organizers identified the need for medical missions to improve the quality of healthcare in Vietnam. IHVN’s mission is to provide a sustainable assistance program based on carefully selected annual medical missions that focus on education and training for Vietnamese medical practitioners at their local hospitals. Impact Health Vietnam coordinates donations of medical resources and brings medical experts directly to Vietnam to work side by side with Vietnamese practitioners. This collaboration provides for long term connections with US based medical professionals and device companies for 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. IHVN has also arranged for several Observerships for individual physicians to come to the US and observe medical practices here with some of the same experts who have visited their hospitals in Vietnam.

Our Oncology program started in 2014, with the first inaugural oncology mission team traveling to Saigon, Vietnam in April 2014. Based on the immediate needs shared by many local oncologists and pathologists we met during our fact finding trip in 2013, we believed the primary focus should be on the diagnosis and treatment of hematologic malignancies in children and adults. From 2014 to 2019, IHVN teams completed 6 mission trips, offering site visits at major cancer centers in Saigon and Hanoi as well as providing lectures and presentations at many national and international symposiums in Vietnam. Since 2019, we have used telepathology to provide education, training, and remote diagnostic support for our oncology partners in Vietnam which has allowed us to continue our work during the pandemic when travel was not possible.


Primary Care