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The World Health Organization (WHO) established World Tuberculosis Day to raise awareness about the global burden of TB and highlight prevention efforts. This year's theme, "Unite to End TB: Leave No One Behind," focuses on collaborative efforts to combat TB and improve access to care.

Together with our international partners, HVO is working to reduce the burden of infectious diseases such as TB in resource-scarce countries by empowering the local health workforce through education.

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Join us in Washington, D.C. on April 28 as we celebrate HVO's impact, collaborate to plan for the future, and grow our global reach during our one-day 30th Anniversary Symposium!

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Attending the American College of Physicians (ACP) Internal Medicine Meeting next week? Stop by booth #1924 to meet with HVO staff members and get your international volunteering questions answered!

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Curious what global health trends HVO has incorporated into its strategic plan?
Find out during a panel discussion at HVO's 30th Anniversary Symposium next month! This session will look at global health needs related to rehabilitation and hospital management, as well as emerging technological trends in the global health sector. Register now to join us in D.C. on April 28th!

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The FDI World Dental Federation established World Oral Health Day to raise awareness about the connection between oral health and overall health and well-being. But what about those who lack access to appropriate dental care and related resources?

HVO's oral health program, sponsored by the American Dental Association Foundation, helps build the capacity of the oral health workforce in resource-scarce countries. Together, HVO volunteers and international trainees provide patients with the resources they need, reducing the global burden of oral disease.

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"By providing resources, training, and education to oncology nurses in LMICs, ONS members can make a global impact and reduce the burden of cancer for local populations. Beyond helping fellow oncology colleagues, this opportunity allows volunteers to learn and grow as international stakeholders in the global fight against cancer."

HVO is thrilled to partner with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) to help empower nurses around the globe to better address the needs of patients living with cancer. Read more about our partnership on the ONS website: http://voice.ons.org/news-and-views/ons-hvo-partnership-offers-international-opportunities-for-nurses
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"Leadership, volunteers and overseas partners from across HVO’s program areas will discuss our collective mission, overcoming the challenges we face, and enhancing the impact we have on the quality and availability of health care around the world."

New on the HVO blog - the Chair of HVO's Board of Directors, Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW, invites you to join HVO staff and members of our global health community during our one-day, 30th Anniversary Symposium on April 28 in Washington, D.C.

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Attending the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium in Seattle?
Help advance the practice of surgical oncology around the globe by volunteering to share your knowledge with health workers in resource-scarce countries. View current volunteer opportunities in oncology on our website: https://hvousa.org/ourwork/programs/oncology/

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Congratulations to HVO volunteer David A. Spiegel, MD, on receiving the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017 Humanitarian Award! If you are attending AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting be sure to check out our session on the nuts and bolts of volunteering overseas today from 1-3 pm. You can also join us for a joint luncheon with SICOT tomorrow from 12-2 pm.

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Headed to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting? Hear from HVO Executive Director Nancy Kelly, among others, during the session: “How Can I Volunteer Overseas?” tomorrow from 1-3 pm.
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