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Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Alexia Knapp, MD

As a dermatology resident, Alexia Knapp, MD, seized upon the opportunity to complete a rotation at the Regional Dermatology Training Centre in Moshi, Tanzania. The experience sparked an enduring interest... Read more

A Partnership to Support Gynecologic Oncologists in Uganda

On July 5, 2017, the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) announced the launch of its Fellowship Programme in Gynecologic Oncology. This collaborative program—created with support from Mulago National Referral Hospital, Makerere... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Prakash Neupane, MD

Prakash Neupane, MD, a 2018 Golden Apple Award recipient, first heard about Health Volunteers Overseas during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting several years ago. However, he... Read more

A Call for Partnership at the 71st World Health Assembly

During his opening remarks at the 71st World Health Assembly (#WHA71) on Monday, WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted the importance of partnership in the pursuit of universal... Read more

Guest Blog: Teach One – Education & Mentorship Lead to Impact

Editor’s Note: The following guest post was submitted by Amanda Judd, FNP. Ms. Judd is a member of the Board of Directors of One Nurse at a Time, a nonprofit... Read more

Fostering Global Health Leadership Through the SEA-HVO Fellowship Fund

HVO volunteer and leader Lena Dohlman, MD, MPH, is a self-described “reluctant fundraiser.” Although she has helped to secure funding for the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA)-HVO Traveling Fellowship... Read more

Extraordinary Contributions: HVO Golden Apple Honorees

Last week, the world celebrated the Sixth Annual World Health Worker Week – an opportunity to recognize and honor the essential role health workers play in the delivery of care. ... Read more

Celebrating Health Worker Stories at the 9th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference

World Health Worker Week is an annual opportunity to celebrate all the ways in which health workers count. From their impact on the lives of patients, to their support of... Read more

Connecting Oral Health to Overall Health on World Oral Health Day

This World Oral Health Day marks the beginning of a three-year campaign, “Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health.” The goal of this campaign is to encourage the public to think... Read more

Improving Women’s Health through Partnership on International Women’s Day

Every year, an estimated 287,000 women die due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Appropriately trained health workers are needed... Read more

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