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#IAmAndIWill – a call to action

On World Cancer Day, we are all called to take action. At HVO, we believe educating and supporting health workers is essential to addressing the global cancer burden.  We bring... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: Robert Hoffman, MD is Hooked on Volunteering Overseas

2018 Golden Apple Award honoree Robert Hoffman, MD already had some international medical volunteer experience under his belt when he first learned about HVO during the 2006 American Society for... Read more

Training Future Leaders: Global Health Volunteers Bear Witness to Development & Growth

Pediatric cardiologist Mark Duster, MD believes international health volunteers “offer a vision of the possible” to their colleagues in resource-scarce countries by providing a glimpse into how increased health workforce... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Janna Beling, PhD, PT

Dr. Janna Beling’s first international medical volunteer assignment did not coincide with her first visit to a resource-scarce country. As the daughter of a professor of international relations and political... Read more

Our resolution in 2019: Expand access to quality care

The start of the New Year marks a time for reflection and resolution. Tradition calls for setting goals that improve our lives, our world and ourselves. At Health Volunteers Overseas,... Read more

Health Volunteers Overseas: Top 5 Moments of 2018

In 2018, we continued our efforts to build health workforce capacity by connecting health workers in resource-scarce countries to education and professional development opportunities. We also explored new ways to... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient George Meyer, MD

Dr. George Meyer gained his first experience practicing medicine internationally as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He served in Thailand, Japan, and Germany. Through these experiences, he and... Read more

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

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