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Are you heading to the AAOS Annual meeting in Las Vegas March 24-28?  HVO will be there too at booth #6353!

You are also welcome to join us at the OO Annual Luncheon on Fri., March 27, 12 - 2 p.m in the Reno Room at Harrah's Las Vegas; you can reserve your ticket online or by calling the HVO office at (202) 296 - 0928.
Complete the form below to reserve your luncheon ticket(s) at $100 per person. (Please note that $30.00 per ticket may be considered a charitable donation). You can also invest in OO's future by making an additional (and optional) tax deductible donation. Refund policy: Please note that no ...
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We are so excited to launch a new residency training project in Bhutan!

We are looking for volunteers in a variety of health specialties including gynecology/obstetrics, general medicine, general surgery, anesthesia, nurse anesthesia, ophthalmology, and pediatrics.
[Washington, DC - February 20, 2015] Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is pleased to announce the launch of a residency training project at the University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (UMSB) in Thimphu. A first of its kind at HVO, the project encompasses a number of health specialties, ...
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Want to transform lives by sharing your knowledge and skills? Consider volunteering with HVO!
We implement innovative, effective programs that offer teaching, training and continuing education to local health care workers in resource-scarce countries. We focus on meeting the needs of the host country and institution, and creating projects that are sustainable and build local capacity.
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"Time magazine said the Ebola fighter is the person of the year. But we, the Ebola fighters, don't feel like heroes returning from war. We do not feel owed anything, but the one thing we deserve is support: from our government as well as from our communities."
A newly returned "Ebola fighter" tells why she didn't feel like a hero when she got back. Instead, she felt lost, beset by Ebola dreams and virtually imprisoned in her own home.
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"Could it be the year the global health community finally begins to focus on the underlying health systems challenges brought to light by the Ebola epidemic? On the final push to end AIDS? On solving the critical shortage of health workers around the world?"
By Margarite Nathe, special to Humanosphere  Summary: Mobile tech. Global health security. Cancer. We’ve got our eyes on 10 topics that will shape 2015 for
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HVO volunteers have the opportunity to witness amazing cultures and local scenes of the countries where our projects are based. This scene comes from a marketplace in Vietnam.

Learn more about where in the world HVO volunteers travel by visiting Our Global Reach page: https://hvousa.org/ourwork/our-global-reach/
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Learn more about our new project and our history of volunteerism in Bhutan in the latest from the HVO Blog.
Last Friday, HVO announced the launch of a new project in Bhutan. The Bhutan Residency Training project will assist the University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan (UMSB) with their newly-established four-year residency training programs in gynecology/obstetrics, pediatrics, general medicine practice...
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If you have a Global Health story to tell, consider submitting it to the Untold Stories of Global Health in 2015 contest. The deadline is fast approaching!
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HVO - and the global health community - needs nurses and nurse educators! Learn more in our latest blog post.
At Health Volunteers Overseas, nursing education is central to our work to improve the availability of nursing care around the world.
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Want to find a global health project that fits your skills and interests?  Visit HVO's project finder on our website.
This tool allows you to search for an HVO project that is right for you. We encourage you to explore the topics and specialties covered by HVO programs and projects.
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HVO projects focus on the power of collaboration, bringing education and professional opportunity to health providers in resource-scarce countries.
HVO projects focus on the power of collaboration. Our programs bring education and professional development to resource-scarce countries where health providers often face isolation and limited opportunity.
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Find out the latest news and information from HVO in our monthly e-newsletter - the Net Connection. #globalhealth  
As I write this, much of the northeast US is crippled under a severe winter storm. Travel bans are in effect, power outages are widespread, and store supplies have been depleted. Although the circumstances are different, imagine if you worked under similar hardships on a daily basis.
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Health Volunteers Overseas is a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in developing countries through the training and education of local health care providers.
 
Since 1986, Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) has worked to increase health care access in developing 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 25 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.