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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... Read more

HVO COVID-19 Update

UPDATED 4/22/2020: Health Volunteers Overseas is closely monitoring the situation caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is rapidly evolving. We are updating our guidance on project suspensions based on... Read more

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... Read more

The Haiti Earthquake Remembered

January 12, 2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of the devastating 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti.  We are all familiar with the immediate aftermath – an estimated 220,000 to 300,000... Read more

Year in review: Top 5 highlights at HVO in 2019

In 2019, Health Volunteers Overseas continued to work shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners around the world to achieve our vision of a world where all people have access to high quality... Read more

Building a Brighter Future on #GivingTuesday

At Health Volunteers Overseas, our motto is “Transforming Lives through Education.” These are not words we use lightly. We are dedicated to fulfilling their promise by seeking not only to... Read more

Short-term Volunteers, Long-term Impact: How to be Ethical and Effective

HVO has just published an article entitled Health Volunteers Overseas: A Model for Ethical and Effective Short-Term Global Health Training in Low-Resource Countries in the Global Health: Science and Practice... Read more

More Gestures that Leave an Impression

I recently wrote of how the small gestures volunteers make can have a positive cultural impact, and are often greatly appreciated by our overseas hosts. Dr. Anne Zink was volunteering... Read more

Small Gestures, Big Impressions

For the last few months, I have shared several stories from volunteers over the years about the impact that small behavior changes have made: proper positioning of infants, hand washing... Read more

#WhyHVO – Remarkable Results

Editor’s note: The following guest post comes from HVO volunteer and leader Leila Srour, MD, MPH, DTM&H. Dr. Srour is a member of the HVO pediatrics steering committee who has... Read more

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