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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

Volunteer Spotlight: HVO Golden Apple Award Recipient Dashrath Kafle, BDS, MDS

At HVO we often discuss the importance of partnership. Without the support of our partners, including dedicated on-site personnel at each of our project sites across the globe, we would... Read more

Respect and Equity: The Building Blocks of Partnership

Throughout the month of March, numerous international days of action call us to reflect on our most pressing global challenges. These include International Women’s Day,  World Oral Health Day, World... Read more

Join us at AAOS 2019

Volunteering internationally allows you to focus on the real reason you got into medicine—to take care of people. Not only does it give you the opportunity to appreciate different cultures,... Read more

Meeting the Challenge

Recently, the World Health Organization compiled a list of ten threats to global health in 2019. The highlighted threats are diverse and nuanced, like many of the challenges facing the... Read more

#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

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