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Expanding Horizons for Dermatology Professionals in Vietnam

Editor’s Note: The following post was written by HVO staff member Kim Rodgers. Kim is the Volunteer Placement Coordinator for HVO’s dermatology program and works closely with on-site personnel at... Read more

The Power of Relationships to Improve Global Health

Valentine's Day is a holiday devoted to celebrating relationships. At Health Volunteers Overseas, we view Valentine's Day as an opportunity to honor the many relationships at the heart of the... Read more

Working Together to Improve Cancer Care

This Sunday is World Cancer Day, an annual event that aims to reduce the global burden of cancer by fostering awareness and support for prevention efforts large and small. It... Read more

Celebrate Global Volunteerism at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting

“There’s been an explosion of interest [in global volunteerism] in the last decade, which is really exciting,” reflected American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) International Committee member Coleen Sabatini, MD,... Read more

Your Action Plan to Improve Global Health in 2018

It is mid-January, the time of year when the sheen has begun to wear off many of our New Year’s resolutions. While the “Bomb Cyclone” may have put a damper... Read more

The Pivotal Role of Partnership: How Relationships Improve Global Health

“I think developing professional relationships with international colleagues - teaching together and exchanging ideas provides not only personal satisfaction, but the opportunity to build pediatric capacity together,” commented HVO pediatrics... Read more

Editor’s Picks: Top HVO Blog Posts of 2017

For HVO staff, leadership, volunteers and supporters this past year was a time for both reflection and forward planning. In April, we were joined by many members of our global... Read more

From the Executive Director’s Desk: Top Moments from 2017

This year was an exceptionally busy and productive year for Health Volunteers Overseas. We celebrated our 30th Anniversary, launched several new projects, and renovated our Washington, DC headquarters to accommodate... Read more

Using the Web to Connect Rwandan Health Professionals with Continuing Education

The seed for the website Top Upgrade was planted during a month-long leadership training course for physical therapy professionals, which took place in Kigali, Rwanda in 2015 with support from... Read more

HVO Volunteers: Ripples of Impact

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the resolution "Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond,” which recognizes that volunteers can be... Read more

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