Impact Stories

A Tribute to Nursing from HVO

Editor's note: The following article is a guest contribution from Betty Beard, RN, MSN, PhD. Dr. Beard, Professor Emeritus at Eastern Michigan University, is the Project Director for HVO’s nursing... Read more

Building on the Relationships at the Heart of HVO’s Work

The partnerships at the heart of HVO’s work are built on years of collaboration and professional exchange. Our projects promote long-lasting relationships among health providers, fostering a global community that... Read more

Timing is Everything

Developing a Fulbright assignment with HVO took a while but, ultimately, the timing of the experience could not have been better. Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE, in Cambodia’s capital of... Read more

Year in review: Top 5 highlights at HVO in 2019

In 2019, Health Volunteers Overseas continued to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners around the world to achieve our vision of a world where all people have access to high quality... Read more

Building a Brighter Future on #GivingTuesday

At Health Volunteers Overseas, our motto is “Transforming Lives through Education.” These are not words we use lightly. We are dedicated to fulfilling their promise by seeking not only to... Read more

Short-term Volunteers, Long-term Impact: How to be Ethical and Effective

HVO has just published an article entitled Health Volunteers Overseas: A Model for Ethical and Effective Short-Term Global Health Training in Low-Resource Countries in the Global Health: Science and Practice... Read more

Meeting the Challenge

Recently, the World Health Organization compiled a list of ten threats to global health in 2019. The highlighted threats are diverse and nuanced, like many of the challenges facing the... 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

Positioning for Life

I’ve shared with you how small changes in behavior can have a significant impact. Another of those behavior changes was related to me by Kathy Clark, a pediatric physical therapist.... Read more

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