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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 education project at Hai Duong Medical Technical University in Vietnam. The World Health Assembly, governing body of the World Health Organization, chose 2020 as the… 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 serves as a source of strength and resilience. Though our overseas volunteer placements are on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, we have heard from… 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 Phnom Penh, had an unused ventilator that had been on-site for a few years. Staff had been eager to learn how to use it, but… Read more... #WhyHVO – Collaborative Education - By 2030, the world will face a shortfall of 18 million health workers needed to accelerate universal health coverage, particularly in low- and lower-middle income countries, reports the World Health Organization. At HVO, we are working to address the shortfall through collaborative education. Read more... #WhyHVO – Strengthening Health Systems - Each HVO volunteer and every health worker they train, move us closer to our vision of a world where everyone, everywhere has access to quality health care delivered by local health professionals. Read more...