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Points of Light: The Legacy of Our 41st President

As the country observes the passing of President George H. W. Bush, I would like to remember one of his enduring legacies, the Daily Points of Light Award.  President Bush... Read more

Positioning for Life

I’ve shared with you how small changes in behavior can have a significant impact. Another of those behavior changes was related to me by Kathy Clark, a pediatric physical therapist.... Read more

Support HVO on #GivingTuesday 2018

At Health Volunteers Overseas, we envision a world where everyone, everywhere has access to high-quality, affordable care delivered by local providers. To achieve this vision, we rely heavily on the... Read more

Storytelling Matters – Help Us Shed Light on Health Disparities

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in San Diego. During the meeting, I attended several sessions focused on the... Read more

Together to Ensure Access to Care for All

"I simply love the progress this anesthesia department has made. It is amazing, and I am proud to have had a part in helping them achieve this goal. They are... Read more

Trends in Global Health: Mentorship and Human Capital

HVO’s Deputy Director Beth MacNairn authored this installment of our Trends in Global Health series on the importance of mentorship and human capital. View other posts in this series here.... Read more

Small Changes, Large Impact

Sometimes, when we think of making a difference in health care, we think of major changes – introducing new technology or surgical skills. What we often forget are the small... Read more

Bringing Dermatology to the Underserved in Uganda

When Dr. Leo Odongo moved from Mbarara, Uganda, to the smaller city of Kabale in September 2016, he noticed a concerning trend. Patients in Kabale and the surrounding rural areas... Read more

Fostering Partnerships to Improve Oral Health

Our eyes may be the windows to our souls, but our mouths are a pretty good indicator of our overall health status. Oral disease is a significant health problem that... Read more

Transforming Lives Through Education on World Teachers’ Day

At Health Volunteers Overseas, we often talk about the transformative power of education. Health workers who are given access to hands-on training, resources and mentorship gain the confidence and skills... Read more

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