Transforming Lives

Through Education

News and Stories

A Volunteer Story – Cancer Rehabilitation Training in Vietnam

Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam in October 2023 to provide physical therapy training to staff at K Hospital. She shared her story with us.

Vietname countryside

Transformative Partnerships: How Education Changes Lives 

Dr. Betty Beard and Dr. Phung Van Du forged a life-changing partnership through the HVO nursing project in Vietnam.

Transforming Oral and Maxillofacial Care in Tanzania: The Impact of an Intravenous Sedation Program

Dr. Frank Bald helped implement an intravenous sedation program in Tanzania through HVO’s oral health project.





Our Work

HVO is dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in resource-scarce countries through the training, mentorship, and education of local health professionals. Highly skilled health professionals serve as volunteers providing both in-person and virtual trainings. We also provide scholarships for on-site clinicians to participate in international continuing education opportunities. Around the world, HVO is transforming lives through education, working towards a world where all people have access to high-quality health care delivered by local health professionals.

Our Impact

Around the world, HVO is transforming lives through education

volunteer assignments since 1986

international partners since 1986

projects in 22 countries

health professionals trained annually