#WhyHVO

We invest in health workers, helping to build health system resilience and capacity to ensure all people will have access to high quality health care delivered by local health professionals. Here we tell you why our mission, vision and approach matter.

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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...
Mechanical Ventilation hands-on training See one, do one, teach one approach 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...
Tiger's Nest Monastery, Bhutan #WhyHVO – Remarkable Results - A story from our pediatrics project in Bhutan shows how people working toward a common goal can have remarkable results. Read more...
Hand surgeon with Patient in Ghana #WhyHVO – Improving Quality in the Delivery of Health Care Services - HVO’s vision of a world where all people have access to high quality health care delivered by local health professionals is only possible when we focus on training the people who deliver care - health care providers. 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...
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