Press Release: Lifting up Dreams 2019




Hanoi, 26th February 2019, to continue the success of “Lifting up Dreams” journey for years, from 2nd March to 17th March 2019, Hong Ngoc General Hospital is cooperating with American specialists to provide Vietnamese poor disfigured children with life-changing opportunity of improving their appearance.

Not only is one of Hanoi-based most prestigious health care addresses providing high-quality medical services, since the establishment, Hong Ngoc General Hospital has regularly hosted charity medical check-ups and surgery programs for community health. One of the highlighted charity programs is “Lifting up Dreams” which gives free surgery to poor children with birth defects, especially complex deformities.

Over the past 6 years, with the great efforts of all participants, “Lifting up Dreams” program, hosted by Hong Ngoc General Hospital in cooperation with RICE organization (US), has successfully offered surgeries for 128 disfigured patients living in difficult circumstances. By doing that, the program has helped the disadvantaged to find the happiness in their life, bring smiles on their face and spread out love and sharing, encouraging people to join hands to build a better and more developed society.

Back to Vietnam this time with “Lifting up Dreams” charity surgery program, the team of American experts is led by Dr. Joseph M. Rosen, lecturer at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. With nearly 40 years of experience, Dr. Rosen is renowned for his exceptional knowledge and skills in cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, head and neck reconstruction, peripheral neurosurgery, and plastic surgery…

Accompanying Dr. Rosen this time is Dr. Alexander Spiess, MI, Wayne State University in Detroit, who has strength in complex surgery related to wrists, elbows, broken bones, ligaments, tendons and trauma.

In this mission, Hong Ngoc General Hospital’s key doctor is Dr. Nguyen Nguyet Nha. She was former deputy head of Craniofacial Department at Hanoi National Hospital of Pediatrics and have studied and worked at Craniofacial Center of Changgung Menorial Hospital (Taiwan) and Paris VI Medical University (France). Dr. Nha has cooperated with various teams of foreign doctors for charity examination and reconstructive surgery in Vietnam such as Operation Smile American surgeons, Interplast (Netherlands) to perform jaw surgery for patients in 8 Northern provinces, and Globe Care (Korea) to offer surgery at Hanoi National Hospital of Pediatrics.

As scheduled, this program’s mission is taking place from 2nd March to 17th March 2019 at Hong Ngoc General Hospital, No. 55 Yen Ninh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Accordingly, the team of specialists will examine and conduct surgery for about 90 patients who have ear, maxillofacial, limb deformities and defects in upper body area. These patients are required to complete their application and qualified for surgery. After their surgery, on the basis of each case, Hong Ngoc General Hospital will provide them with postoperative care (for 01 to 02 months).

 “Whenever you feel disappointed and want to complain about the unachieved things in your life, think about what disfigured children have to suffer from their imperfect appearance or incomplete body. Then you will know that having a normal life is the most precious gift.  With “Lifting up Dreams”, Hong Ngoc General Hospital hopes that the unlucky children would have their defects improved so they would have a chance to integrate to the community, change their life, and reach closer to their dreams”, said Dr. Cao Doc Lap – representative of Hong Ngoc General Hospital.

“Lifting up Dreams” offering charity surgery to disfigured children is an annual program hosted by Hong Ngoc General Hospital. This is a great humanitarian activity which not only brings joy and hope to the disadvantaged but opens life-changing opportunity for Vietnamese poor disfigured children to have a brighter future.

For further information, please contact: 

Event Team – Hong Ngoc General Hospital

Address: 4th floor, 43 Yen Ninh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

Tel: (+84) 932 232 017 or (+84) 243 927 5568 (Ext: 2268 or 2242).