Mission 2016 - Post operation & mission finale.


Mission 2016 - The Amazing Surgeons, Anaesthetists and the Theatre Team at work at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.


Mission 2016 - The Dynamic Optometry Team at work at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.


Mission 2016 - The Formidable GP Team at work at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh.


Mission 2016 - The Remarkable Dental Team at work at the University of Puthisatra in Phnom Penh.

Video courtesy of Cambodia International Sight Association (CISA)

Mission 2016 - AHHA Eye Surgery Mission in Phnom Penh 

From the 13th to 27th August, AHHA has carried out a humanitarian mission - 402 cataract, 22 pterygium surgeries and 1140 dental treatments were provided for free to the underprivileged people. During this mission, food packages were also distributed to the needy in Cambodia & Vietnam.

The assistance and enthusiasm from CISA and local volunteers, was invaluable and together with our dedicated AHHA volunteers, wonderful work were accomplished to help the poor and the sick in Cambodia & Vietnam during 2016 mission.


Mission 2016 - Day 2

Setting up work stations at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital for the eye team and the University of Puthisatra for the dental team in Phnom Penh. Video also includes the Welcome and Introduction dinner. 



Mission 2016 - Day 1

Leaving Australia for Cambodia

Video courtesy of SBTN Australia


In December 2015, chairman Dr William Trinh together with Dr Hien Tran, Ms Thuy Nguyen and Dr Tam Tran were invited to talk about VVPA/AHHA on the SBTN TV which is a cable TV network in Vietnamese, widely broadcasted in Australia, USA, Canada and France. 

We hope you enjoy watching it. The interview is in Vietnamese. However, there are many footage showing many of Vietnam Vision/AHHA field trips in Vietnam and Cambodia. 

Video courtesy of Westymedia by David Westbrook


In response to this alarming statistic, the Vietnam Vision Projects Australia (VVPA) was formed in 2003. This project brings together volunteers from across Australia to restore vision for people suffering from cataracts in the rural of Vietnam by using the skills and technology from Australia.

2008 mark the beginning of VVPA partnership with Rotary Club of Liverpool West and the Rotary Australia World Community Services Inc (RAWCS).

VVPA/AHHA work is only possible with the generous financial support of sponsors/donors and time from all volunteers.

Video courtesy of Westymedia by David Westbrook


There are more than 120,000 cataracts operations in Vietnam each year. Unfortunately, the annual incidence is relatively higher at approximately 170,000 new people affected by cataracts. Women account for a higher portion of the population suffering from cataract blindness.

The majorities of the blind people live in rural areas and are poor. Despite a lot of effort in the treatment and prevention of blindness and help from overseas medical missions and charitable organisations, blindness is still a major problem in Vietnam ...

Video courtesy of Westymedia by David Westbrook


A report from the Health Ministry of Vietnam in 2001 revealed that 463,552 people were suffering from bilateral blindness and 889,276 people had blindness in one eye. Cataract is the major cause of blindness in people over 50 and usually affects both eyes (60.9%).

1. To restore the vision of people suffering from cataracts by using the latest technologies from Australia and the skills of Australian health professional volunteers.

2. To provide charitable assistance to other areas of need ...

Video courtesy of Westymedia by David Westbrook


Another historic moment in the VVPA journey. The dental team has begun its association with VVPA. After months of planning, discussing and organising the actual physical work has begun.

In 2011, VVPA started to provide dental care and preliminary treatment of dental conditions for the poor & disabled children in rural Vietnam by Australian dental practitioners.

With the trip only 3 weeks away, on Saturday 2nd July 2011, members of the dental team, packed their goods and tools and ready to go ...



Video courtesy of Westymedia by David Westbrook


"I hope I'm healthy enough to go on every single trip this charity group organizes. I get so much out of it than what I put in I have to admit. I have never felt this way about any other organisations. My life has completely turned around since I joined VVPA/AHHA. I encourage everyone to get involved ... "