For more than 31 years, Health Volunteers Overseas has implemented innovative, effective programs that meet the needs of our host countries and institutions, are sustainable, and build local capacity. Since 1986, HVO has:
- 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.
- More than 10,600 completed assignments in the past three decades have left volunteers with a renewed sense of purpose and passion for medicine and a better understanding of global need.
- 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.