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

My Heart, Your Heart: World Heart Day 2018

We all have the power to improve our own heart health. Whether we choose to eat healthier, exercise, quit smoking, or reduce our alcohol consumption, a small change can make... Read more

Improving Pediatric Care in Nepal

HVO is pleased to announce the expansion of our pediatric program to include a new training project in partnership with Lumbini Medical College and Teaching Hospital (LMC) in Tansen, Nepal.... Read more

Supporting the Global Health Workforce Through Education

This past Monday, the US observed the passage of Labor Day, an annual holiday celebrating the country’s labor workforce. For many school districts throughout the US, Labor Day also marks... Read more

Improving Access to Dermatologic Care in Costa Rica

For Karen Stolman, MD the motivation to complete her first global health volunteer assignment came from falling in love. “It started with falling in love with the country of Costa... Read more

Improving Access to Obstetric and Gynecologic Care in Cambodia

Access to obstetric care in Cambodia is improving rapidly. According to the 2014 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey (2014 CDHS), 95% of expectant mothers surveyed received antenatal care, and the... Read more

A Royal Volunteer – Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone is Transforming

Volunteering with HVO is an opportunity to go a bit outside your ‘comfort zone.’  Every volunteer, of course, defines his/her own comfort zone and experiences the challenges in his/her own... Read more

Fostering Dialogue on International Partnerships to Improve Global Health

Last year, as HVO marked 31 years of service, we shared an article co-authored by HVO’s Director of Program Design & Evaluation, April Pinner, MSPH, RD and Executive Director, Nancy... Read more

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