Health Volunteers Overseas has so much to be thankful for this holiday season. We are thankful for partnership. Our overseas partners enable our volunteers to have real and lasting impact... Read more

How to ‘Grow 30 More’? Building a Sustainable Health Workforce in Resource-Scarce Countries

The following post was written by Gael O'Sullivan, MBA. Ms. O'Sullivan is a social and behavioral change expert with extensive experience in the global health sector. The post reflects on... Read more

Working Together to Save Lives

Every day, one of the nearly 4,000 health workers trained by Health Volunteers Overseas in 2016 saves a life. Every day, each one of these health workers touches the lives... Read more

Anesthesia Residents Transform Lives and Gain New Global Health Perspective Through the SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship

The Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA)-HVO Traveling Fellowship is an opportunity awarded annually to a handful of senior anesthesia residents interested in furthering their own education while supporting their... Read more

New Opportunity for Physical Therapy Volunteers in Vietnam

In a recent post for our “Trends in Global Health” blog series, HVO leader Jennifer Audette, PT, PhD, discussed the evolution and growth of HVO’s physical therapy program. “I feel... Read more

Trends in Global Health: The Rising Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases

Vidya Swaminathan, Ph.D., HVO  board member and Senior Director of Inhalation Product Development at AstraZeneca, authored this installment of Trends in Global Health, highlighting the rising prevalence of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in... Read more

Reducing Stigma to Improve Mental Health

Mental illness, neurological disorders and substance use disorders – these three conditions account for 14% of the global burden of disease. Often mistakenly believed to be more prevalent in high-income... Read more

Reducing the Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease on World Heart Day

Friday, September 29th is World Heart Day - an annual event intended to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) in an effort to reduce the global burden of heart attack, stroke... Read more

Reducing Global Infant Mortality through Nursing Education

This past July at the Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange event in Washington, DC, HVO staff had the opportunity to view exciting new technologies designed to save the lives of... Read more

Trends in Global Health: Improving Health Equity Through Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Jennifer Audette, PT, PhD writes this installment of Trends in Global Health highlighting equity as one of the Guiding Principles of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Vision - a principle that fits within both... Read more

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