Global Impact

WHA's History: Making a World of Difference Since 2005...

World Health Ambassador became an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit organization in 2007 after starting as a pilot program of the Vietnamese American Medical Association. WHA now has more than 700 members across the United States and several foreign countries including the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Egypt, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Australia and Canada. 

 

To date, WHA has sent medical and dental teams to Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the United States.

Below is a list of WHA Missions and Milestones to date.  Links to team blogs for some of the latest missions are included.

 

Missions, Milestones & Community Events

MISSIONS

  • May 2019 Kingdom of Bhutan: Site Survey and Diplomacy Mission

  • November 2017 – Vietnam: Medical Mission to Da Nang & Tay Ninh, Vietnam

  • April 2014 – Myanmar: Medical and Dental Mission

  • December 2013 – India: Medical Mission to Karnataka

  • October 2013 – Vietnam: Medical and Dental Mission to Ham Tan

  • April 2013 - Myanmar: Site Survey and Diplomacy Mission

  • November 2011 – Vietnam: Medical and Dental Mission to Can Tho

  • November 2010 – Vietnam: Medical and Dental Mission

  • November 2008 – Laos: Medical and Dental Mission

  • November 2007 – Laos: Medical Needs Survey and Diplomacy Mission

  • March 2008 – USA: Hurricane Katrina Relief Operation, Biloxi, Mississippi

  • March 2007 – Vietnam: Medical and Dental Mission

  • July 2006 – Vietnam: Medical Needs Survey and Diplomacy Mission

  • April 2006 – USA: Hurricane Katrina Damage Survey Mission, Biloxi, Mississippi

  • March 2005 – Cambodia: Medical and Dental Mission

 

MEDICAL MILESTONES

  • In addition to the listed Missions, every year since 2010, WHA Vietnam has conducted four additional Dental Missions per year, serving an additional 48,000 patients

  • 2007-2008 WHA's Medical Assistance Program provided financial and medical sponsorship for open heart surgeries for three children with severe congenital heart disease

 

COMMUNITY EVENT

  • Community Health Fair (Virginia)

  • Vietnamese Medical Society of Northeast America Health Fair (Virginia)

  • Biloxi Health Fair (Mississippi)

  • Dallas Asian Festival (Texas)

  • Presentation at the 25th International Infectious Disease Congress (Lisbon, Portugal)