Health Volunteers Overseas is dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care through the education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries.
HVO will be recognized as a global leader in the design and implementation of capacity-building projects that strengthen and empower the global health workforce.
HVO projects are staffed by highly qualified health care professionals who demonstrate the highest standards of professional and personal conduct. Sensitivity and respect for the cultural and social beliefs and practices of the host country should guide professional and personal behavior
Projects vary according to the needs of the countries and the educational priorities identified. However, there are certain principles that apply across all projects:
Volunteers are encouraged to make maximum use of locally available equipment and supplies in order to foster long-term sustainability. If donations of equipment, medications or other supplies are essential to accomplish the educational goals of the project, these donations should be appropriate to the needs of the site and meet international donation standards as established by WHO or other similar organizations.
Health Volunteers Overseas: