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HVO has a pressing need for volunteers at its pediatrics training project in Sukadana, Indonesia between April 1-May 15, 2016.
Apply today: https://hvousa.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/

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PEDIATRICS After PICU rounds, I generally worked and taught the residents in the ‘Resuscitation Room.’ I tried not to get too involved and instead direct the residents and provided recommendations to them. I also helped them lead resuscitation efforts of which there were many. As their approach was somewhat different from the western approach, I …
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HVO is seeking experienced health care providers to train residents at the newly established University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan. This is a long-term volunteer assignment that requires a commitment of at least three months.

Learn more: https://hvousa.org/ourwork/programs/special-projects/
Apply: https://hvousa.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/
HVO special projects include mental health, pharmacy, emergency medicine and residency training.
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Below 2015 Golden Apple Honoree Dr. Peter Curran cuts the ribbon on a new women's health clinic at Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE in Cambodia.

Know an HVO volunteer who's exceptional contributions you would like to see recognized? Nominate them for a Golden Apple Award! Nominations are due Friday, February 26.
NOMINATE A GOLDEN APPLE HVO is accepting nominations for the 2016 Golden Apple Award. Anyone who knows of an HVO contributor’s work is welcome to nominate them for the recognition. Nominations are due Friday, February 26, 2016. Awardees will be announced on April 7 – World Health Day.
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It's the latest HVO Net Connection - with information on fellowship opportunities, upcoming events, and more! Check it out: 
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs126/1102459510253/archive/1123668919552.html
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Will we see you at the AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando next month? Come meet HVO volunteers, project directors and staff at the Orthopaedics Overseas Luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Friday March 4 from 12-2 pm. Reserve your ticket today!
JOIN US FOR THE ORTHOPAEDICS OVERSEAS LUNCHEON Will you be attending the AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando March 1-5, 2016? Join us for the Orthopaedics Overseas Luncheon, where you can meet HVO volunteers, project directors and staff. You can learn about the impact of Orthopaedics Overseas and volunteering in resource-scarce countries. The luncheon will be …
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From Bhutan to Bolivia, HVO has pressing volunteer needs at a number of project sites around the globe. Check out our website to learn more. 
Volunteers Needed Volunteer with HVO! Below, we list pressing volunteer needs.Visit Our Programs page for a full list of HVO projects. Oncology Vietnam The project is seeking one of each of the following specialties to fulfill the 2016 oncology teams. For more information, please contact Dinah Girma. March 13-26: Sarcoma/Unknown Primary: Radiation Oncologist, Surgical Oncologist, …
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Why volunteer? Hear from a trainee at our Orthopaedics Overseas Luncheon, Friday March 4 from 12-2 pm at the AAOS Annual Meeting​ in Orlando, Florida.

Visit hvousa.org to register today!
Hear from a former HVO trainee at our annual Orthopaedics Overseas Luncheon on Friday, March 4 from noon to 2 pm during the AAOS Annual Meeting in Orlando.
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Help us upgrade the library of Haiti's only dental school with current textbooks! You can ship a book to Haiti for as little as $25, and provide an essential resource to the country's future dentists.
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Today is ‪#‎WorldCancerDay‬. Find out how HVO volunteers empower local health care providers to make their own contributions to the fight against cancer and other threats to global health. ‪#WeCan‬ICan
HVO volunteers empower local health care providers to make their own contributions to the fight against cancer and other threats to global health.
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"We will send her back with skills that we hope and we expect will significantly change the level of dermatologic care in a major city in Vietnam." -Harvey Weinberg, MD

With the help of a scholarship from HVO, former volunteer Dr. Harvey Weinberg was able to arrange for Vietnamese physician Thanh Phuong Nguyen, MD to complete a six-week tutorial in dermatopathology at Columbia University Medical Center. Read more about Dr. Nguyen's training and its impact: http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2016/01/07/columbia-dermatology-trains-vietnamese-physician-to-read-skin-biopsies/.
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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "11 percent of the global burden of disease can be treated with surgery." Yet, billions of people around the globe lack access to basic surgical care.

What role do international standards and guidelines play in integrating surgical and anesthesia care into national health systems? Join The G4 Alliance for a webinar on this topic on Wednesday February 3 at 1 pm ET.
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This week HVO announced the launch of a new pediatrics project with +Angkor Hospital for Children  in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Many thanks to our sponsor, the +American Academy of Pediatrics, for supporting this and other pediatric projects.

Interested in volunteering?
Visit: https://hvousa.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/
Health Volunteers Overseas is expanding its partnership with Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia to include a general pediatrics project.
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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.