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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 and Tramadol patients . Dr.... 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

#WhyHVO – Improving Quality in the Delivery of Health Care Services

Quality should not be the purview of the elite or an aspiration for some distant future; it should be the DNA of all health systems." -Lancet Global Health Commission Quality... Read more

#WhyHVO – Collaborative Education

By 2030, the world will face a shortfall of 18 million health workers needed to accelerate universal health coverage, particularly in low- and lower-middle income countries, reports the World Health... Read more

Subspecialty Needs – Expanding Knowledge and Skills

Last week, HVO announced two new projects in internal medicine and pediatrics in partnership with Kabale University School of Medicine (KABSOM). Along with providing support for the general pediatrics and... Read more

#WhyHVO – Strengthening Health Systems

A recent article on NPR’s Goats and Soda blog highlighted a paradigm shift within the global health sector that is causing many international medical volunteer organizations to rethink and restructure... Read more

Nurses: A Voice to Lead Health for All

HVO envisions a world where all people have access to high quality health care delivered by local health professionals. We know how essential a well-supported health workforce is to realizing... Read more

Recognizing Contributions to HVO’s Vision of Quality Care for All

Earlier this month, HVO celebrated World Health Day by announcing our Golden Apple honorees - HVO members, volunteers, partners and supporters who make extraordinary contributions to our mission to improve... Read more

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