We implement innovative, effective programs that offer teaching, training and continuing education to local health care workers in resource-scarce countries. We focus on meeting the needs of our partners and creating programs that build local capacity.

HVO fosters equitable partnerships to deliver education and training to the global health workforce. We know that well-trained, skilled and motivated health care providers are key to addressing global health challenges and achieving health for all.

Health workers, especially those based in resource-scarce countries, are on the front lines in meeting public health needs and fighting against public health threats, such as epidemics. They provide essential education to patients in the prevention and treatment of disease and help communities cope with the effects of climate change, conflict, and other large-scale threats to population health. We must accelerate the exchange of knowledge between practicing providers, and support those in training to ensure that all communities have access to timely and effective health services.

At HVO, we are building on more than three decades of experience fostering partnerships and strengthening health systems in order to support and expand the global health workforce. Though our approach is gradual and focused on long-term impact, a sense of urgency imbues our work. Each day that a community goes without access to quality health services, lives are at risk. From fragile newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit, to survivors of road traffic accidents, to late stage cancer patients, quality health care delivery relies on trained and motivated providers working in responsive, equitable, adequately funded and well-managed systems.

HVO transforms lives by strengthening the global health workforce through education and training. We cultivate and steward partnerships to bring education and professional development opportunities to health workers. We uphold our values of innovation, partnership, stewardship and excellence. And we work toward quality health care for all people.

HVO: Transforming Lives through Education

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