Impact Stories

Celebrating Health Worker Stories at the 9th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference

World Health Worker Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate all the ways in which health workers count. From their impact on the lives of patients, to their support of... Read more

From the Field: Empowering Physical Therapists and Wheelchair Users in Bhutan

Editor’s note: This post was adapted from a trip report written by HVO volunteer and leader Linda Wolff, MPT, summarizing her experience working as part of a team to deliver wheelchair... Read more

Expanding Horizons for Dermatology Professionals in Vietnam

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by HVO staff member Kim Rodgers. Kim is the Volunteer Placement Coordinator for HVO’s dermatology program and works closely with on-site personnel at... Read more

Working Together to Improve Cancer Care

This Sunday is World Cancer Day, an annual event that aims to reduce the global burden of cancer by fostering awareness and support for prevention efforts large and small. It... Read more

The Pivotal Role of Partnership: How Relationships Improve Global Health

“I think developing professional relationships with international colleagues - teaching together and exchanging ideas provides not only personal satisfaction, but the opportunity to build pediatric capacity together,” commented HVO pediatrics... Read more

Using the Web to Connect Rwandan Health Professionals with Continuing Education

The seed for the website Top Upgrade was planted during a month-long leadership training course for physical therapy professionals, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda in 2015 with support from... Read more

HVO Volunteers: Ripples of Impact

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the resolution "Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond,” which recognizes that volunteers can be... Read more

How to ‘Grow 30 More’? Building a Sustainable Health Workforce in Resource-Scarce Countries

The following post was written by Gael O'Sullivan, MBA. Ms. O'Sullivan is a social and behavioral change expert with extensive experience in the global health sector. The post reflects on... Read more

Quality Counts: Leading the Way in Redefining ‘Care’

Access to care is not enough. This is the argument made by the authors of an editorial published in the June 2017 issue of the Bulletin of the World Health... Read more

From the Field: Empowering Physical Therapists in Bhutan

In October 2016, HVO volunteer and leader Linda Wolff, MPT shared her experience helping to deliver the World Health Organization’s Wheelchair Service Provision Training program in Thimphu, Bhutan with HVO... Read more

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