Project HOPE volunteers have worked in Vietnam over the past few years as part of the U.S. Navy's Pacific Partnership mission. In 2015, a group of surgeons and other health professionals provided surgical assistance and health care professional mentoring.
In June of 2012, nine Project HOPE volunteers took part in the U.S. Air Force Pacific Angel humanitarian mission to Vietnam, providing medical, dental and optometry care and education to people in underserved communities. More than 20 volunteers visited the country later the same summer as part of Pacific Partnership 2012 and provided care including surgeries aboard the USNS Mercy.
Volunteers aboard the USNS Mercy also traveled to Vietnam as part of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Partnership 2010. Along with their Navy counterparts, 25 HOPE medical volunteers cared for more 19,000, performed 130 surgeries and participated in more than 700 educational contacts during the two-week mission. Volunteers also provided care in Cambodia and Indonesia as part of the same mission.
Five Medtronic Philanthropy Global Innovation Fellows joined Project HOPE for a health care assessment in Quang Tri Province, Vietnam. Learn more about what they found.
Ann MacGregor traveled with the SS HOPE from its launch in 1960. Throughout her six-year journey, she wrote letters to her mother that she later retrieved and made into a book entitled Letters of HOPE.
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