IVUmed volunteers began working with Vietnamese pediatric surgeons in 1994. At the time, fewer than 100 pediatric urology patients were treated annually. After several years of successful training, the surgeons now run their own training programs independently and treat more than 1000 patients annually.
Starting Year 1994
Population (mil) 95.5
Doctors/1000 People 1.224
“I feel that I have something to offer to our patients, our host physicians and nurses and I am willing to share my experience and training with them. I take from them as much as they get from me; the fact that most of the cases are very challenging is an additional incentive.”
Carlos Angel, MD