On August 1, 2016, Health Volunteers Overseas marked the launch of a yearlong celebration of its 30th Anniversary. In three decades of operation, the work of our volunteers has led to so many accomplishments:
- More than 10,000 completed assignments in the past 30 years have left volunteers with a renewed sense of purpose and passion for medicine, a better understanding of global need, and sometimes even new and innovative skills learned in the field.
- Tens of thousands of lives have been transformed as health workers received education, training and professional opportunity to sustain and improve their work. This empowered health workforce, in turn, strengthened health systems and led to more and better care for patients in resource-scarce countries around the world.
- We have created a global community that brings together a diverse group of health care workers, professional associations, overseas health institutions, organizational partners and dedicated individuals who work together to bring long-term solutions to the global health workforce crisis.
In 2015 …
*There were 102 projects open at some point during the 2015 calendar year. As of Dec. 31, 2015, this number was 87.
HVO sites reported improvements in:
HVO volunteers reported following their assignments…
|Did Clinical training meet the needs of the site?
|Did you feel appreciated by trainees?
Tell your networks about HVO on Twitter and Facebook!