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Are you attending the Oncology Nursing Society's #ONSCongress? Read about addressing the global burden of cancer by educating nurses in resource-scarce countries.
Advancing oncology nursing knowledge & skills in resource-scarce countries essential to addressing the growing global cancer burden.
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HVO has a current need for volunteers at its orthopaedics project at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Learn more: https://hvousa.org/ourwork/programs/orthopaedics/
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Have you taken our quiz yet to test your HVO I.Q.? See how well you know the numbers at the heart of what we do!
What are the numbers at the heart of the HVO mission? How effective are HVO staff and volunteers at tackling the challenges facing the global health community? Take our quiz to test your knowledge!
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There is more than one way to support global health. Consider donating to HVO to support health care workers around the world in providing the best care they can to their patients.
Donate Now Your gift to HVO leads to more health care workers around the world providing the highest quality care they can. More patients will be served, and more lives saved for years to come. Thank you for helping us transform lives!
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Exactly how severe is the health worker shortage, who is affected by it, and what impact do HVO volunteers have?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the numbers at the heart of the HVO mission!
How much do you know about the numbers at the heart of the HVO mission? Take our quiz to boost both your global health and your HVO I.Q.
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How can the global health community respond to an increasing number of cancer cases in low- and middle-income countries?

Increasing the number of oncology nurses is a good start.
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“As the anesthesia colleague who accompanied me on this trip said best, ‘Dr. Chung makes you want to be a better doctor.’ I would go beyond that to say that he simply makes you want to be a better person altogether.”
-Cindy Hwang, MD, 2014 SEA-HVO Fellow

HVO is incredibly grateful for the hard work and dedication of all of our on-site coordinators. Today on the blog, we are celebrating one of these exceptional health workers. Head over and check it out!
HVO is incredibly grateful for the hard work and dedication of all of our on-site coordinators. Here, we share the contributions of one such health worker.
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IntraHealth International President and CEO Pape Amadou Gaye explains how three global issues you may not expect impact the health workforce crisis. ‪#‎globalhealth‬ ‪#‎workforce2030‬
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The Global Health Technologies Coalition is calling on US policymakers to “stop funding by crisis” when it comes to global health.

At HVO, we agree that long-term, sustainable development is the best approach to improving global health. That is why our organization and our volunteers are dedicated to building local capacity in resource-scarce countries through education, training and professional development opportunities for local health workers.
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See the world. Change the world.

HVO has a current need for volunteers at its orthopaedics project site in Moshi, Tanzania. Learn more about this and other #globalhealth volunteer opportunities: https://hvousa.org/ourwork/programs/orthopaedics/.
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ICYMI: Read all about the exceptional group of health workers who are this year's Golden Apple Award recipients.
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Today we recognize Golden Apple Award honoree N. Ewen Wang, MD.

As a physician volunteer for Health In Harmony at their ASRI clinic program in Sukadana, Indonesia, Dr. Wang recognized that the site could benefit greatly from a partnership with HVO. Through Dr. Wang’s efforts, a relationship was established, and HVO volunteers are regularly sent to provide training and mentorship to the clinic staff. Dr. Wang’s leadership has led to improved quality of pediatric care at the ASRI clinic. Thank you Dr. Wang!
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565 people
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Swetha John's profile photo
Arushi Singla's profile photo
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Health Volunteers Overseas is a private non-profit organization 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.
 
Since 1986, Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) has worked to increase health care access in resource-scarce countries through clinical training and education programs in child health, primary care, trauma and rehabilitation, essential surgical care, oral health, blood disorders and cancer, infectious disease, nursing education and wound management.  In more than 20 resource-poor nations, HVO trains, mentors and provides critical professional support to health care providers who care for the neediest populations in the most difficult of circumstances.
 
Our goal at HVO is not only to train new health care providers, but also to encourage and to sustain current health workers so that they can continue to practice in their home countries where their skills are most urgently needed. By increasing the total number of trained health workers in high need areas, we improve access to care and the health of the world’s poorest.