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Around the World with Kay Ahern, PT, CHT

2016 Golden Award honoree Kay Ahern, PT, CHT has volunteered twenty-six times in twenty-three years. Kay Ahern, PT, CHT has completed twenty-six assignments in six different countries since she began volunteering with HVO twenty-three years ago. For the eight years…

HVO Reopening Update

Health Volunteers Overseas is closely monitoring the situation caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19. HVO project sites are temporarily suspending placement of volunteers thru May 31st.

The legacy continues

Written by Nancy Kelly Left: Judith Canfield-Henry  Right: Dr. Martin Hobdell This is the second installment of two blogs that reflect on previous Golden Apple Award honorees, who are no longer with us, but have left quite a legacy of…

The legacy they left

Written by Nancy Kelly  Left: Mattilou Catchpole  Right: Nancy Kelly, Dr. Zutz and Kate Fincham   In 2006, as HVO celebrated its 20th anniversary, the Board of Directors created the Golden Apple Award, an annual award that would acknowledge those HVO volunteers…

Robot Enriches Telehealth Learning in Cambodia

Timing can be everything! Who would have thought that a project created in 2019 would be so important and beneficial during the pandemic?  This year Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital (SKMH) in Kampot, Cambodia started using a telehealth robot. The device was provided by our partner World Telehealth…

Innovations with e-learning

As September starts, many students will be returning to school and some businesses are reopening after the constraints of COVID-19. What has not changed is that, 1 ½ years later, the pandemic is still with us, and the delta variant is…

HVO COVID-19 Update

Health Volunteers Overseas is closely monitoring the situation caused by the global outbreak of COVID-19. HVO project sites are temporarily suspending placement of volunteers thru May 31st.