Project #949

1000 doctors free 3rd world from charity reliance

by Global Medic Force
Jun 3, 2011

Expansion to improve cancer care in Vietnam

As Global Medic Force continues to expand its work throughout Vietnam, the organization was recently approached to lend the expertise and its volunteer medical experts to the set up of a new non profit cancer hospital in Vietnam.  

According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the WHO, Vietnam sees approximately 200,000 new cancer cases and 100,000 cancer deaths each year. Cancer is the second leading cause of death and a burning issue for the developing nation with a population of nearly 90 million people.  Yet the facilities that provide adequate cancer care are highly limited and, with less than 2,500 cancer patient beds, only accommodate 20% -30% of total demand.  More on this exciting new development in one of the next update reports …...


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Global Medic Force

Location: New Hamburg, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Katie Graves-Abe
Director of Operations
New York, NY United States

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