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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

Volunteer Spotlight: Pamela Cole, PT, CWS Builds Relationships to Improve Global Wound Care

Pamela Cole, PT, CWS believes in building relationships to improve global health. As she noted in a recent interview, “Building relationships is where it's really at.” Ms. Cole, a 2018... Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Sithach Mey, MD

For over a decade, Dr. Sithach Mey has served as on-site coordinator for HVO’s dermatology project at Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. As Head of the Dermatology Department... Read more

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