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HVO COVID-19 Update

UPDATED 3/12/2020: 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

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

#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

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