Photo Essay: Images that Capture the International Volunteer Experience

Editor's Note: You may recognize the name Dr. Jim Matiko from last year's HVO Photo Contest. Images captured during Dr. Matiko's 2009 assignment in Malawi won in both the "Celebrate"... Read more

Bringing Colleagues Together: Join Us in Washington, DC

Health Volunteers Overseas knows the importance of bringing colleagues together; we have witnessed the positive impact of these exchanges at our project sites over the past 30 years. Building on... Read more

Improving Cancer Care Through Education

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the global burden of cancer is on the rise. The World Health Organization predicts that the total number of cases will... Read more

HVO Welcomes the Oncology Nursing Society to Our Global Health Community

HVO is pleased to announce that the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has joined our global health community as the newest sponsor of our oncology program. “Nurses are crucial members of... Read more

Thank You For Helping Us Grow!

In 2016, we called on our global health community to help share the story of HVO’s volunteers, sponsors, and overseas partners—individuals and organizations who work tirelessly to improve access to... Read more

HVO Launches Internal Medicine Project in Collaboration with Lumbini Medical College in Nepal

Lumbini Medical College (LMC) is seeking volunteers from HVO’s internal medicine program to assist with clinical and didactic training of medical students, and to help establish patient education programs in... Read more

Learn About Global Volunteering during the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting

I wasn’t sure what to expect in either the work or living situation. By having an open mind and willingness to participate in whatever opportunity was available, I think a... Read more

HVO Welcomes Our Newest Sponsor: The Society of Surgical Oncology

HVO is pleased to announce that the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) has joined our global health community and will provide essential support to our oncology program. A recent study... Read more

Anesthesia Residents Gain New Perspective Through the SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship

I have done work internationally before but this was the first time with a full armamentarium of medical knowledge which really made me feel confident with what I was teaching.... Read more


According to the World Health Organization’s recent report, “World Health Statistics 2016,” 1.7 billion people are affected by neglected tropical diseases each year, cardiovascular diseases and cancer take the lives... Read more

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