Health Worker Story

Volunteer Spotlight: Pamela Cole, PT, CWS Builds Relationships to Improve Global Wound Care

Pamela Cole, PT, CWS believes in building relationships to improve global health. As she noted in a recent interview, “Building relationships is where it's really at.” Ms. Cole, a 2018... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Sithach Mey, MD

For over a decade, Dr. Sithach Mey has served as on-site coordinator for HVO’s dermatology project at Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. As Head of the Dermatology Department... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Dashrath Kafle, BDS, MDS

At HVO we often discuss the importance of partnership. Without the support of our partners, including dedicated on-site personnel at each of our project sites across the globe, we would... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: Robert Hoffman, MD is Hooked on Volunteering Overseas

2018 Golden Apple Award honoree Robert Hoffman, MD already had some international medical volunteer experience under his belt when he first learned about HVO during the 2006 American Society for... Read more

Training Future Leaders: Global Health Volunteers Bear Witness to Development & Growth

Pediatric cardiologist Mark Duster, MD believes international health volunteers “offer a vision of the possible” to their colleagues in resource-scarce countries by providing a glimpse into how increased health workforce... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Janna Beling, PhD, PT

Dr. Janna Beling’s first international medical volunteer assignment did not coincide with her first visit to a resource-scarce country. As the daughter of a professor of international relations and political... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient George Meyer, MD

Dr. George Meyer gained his first experience practicing medicine internationally as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He served in Thailand, Japan, and Germany. Through these experiences, he and... Read more

Storytelling Matters – Help Us Shed Light on Health Disparities

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Diego. During the meeting, I attended several sessions focused on the... Read more

Small Changes, Large Impact

Sometimes, when we think of making a difference in health care, we think of major changes – introducing new technology or surgical skills. What we often forget are the small... Read more

Bringing Dermatology to the Underserved in Uganda

When Dr. Leo Odongo moved from Mbarara, Uganda, to the smaller city of Kabale in September 2016, he noticed a concerning trend. Patients in Kabale and the surrounding rural areas... Read more

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