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Explore the  finder tool on our website and find a volunteer project that's right for you!
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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We share some of our favorite tips for a successful overseas volunteer trip in the latest from the HVO blog.
At HVO, our volunteers are agents of change. They build local capacity by providing health care professionals in resource-scarce countries with knowledge and skills to address the needs of their communities.
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When we’re looking at the impact of HVO’s work and the determination of health workers in resource-scarce countries, we find that no one can sum it up better than our volunteers.  

In our latest blog post, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite quotes from volunteers who have traveled to HVO sites in 2015.
At Health Volunteers Overseas, we strive to improve global health by empowering health workers in resource-scarce countries who, in turn, strengthen their local health systems with the knowledge and hard work.
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Want to work with dedicated health professionals around the world to improve patient care?

Start the HVO volunteer placement process by completing our brief online application.
APPLY NOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER Thank you for your interest in Health Volunteers Overseas! Dedicated health professionals like you are transforming lives by offering their time and expertise to teach and train health care providers in resource-scarce countries.
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"Over half a million women each year get cervical cancer worldwide. About half of them are dying."
That's another way of referring to gynecological cancers, which strike more than 1 million women a year — and are on the rise in the developing world.
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Make a contribution to Health Volunteers Overseas and you will contribute to the education and training of essential health workers around the world.
Make a donation to Health Volunteers Overseas. 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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Read the latest news and information from HVO in our July 2015 Net Connection. #globalhealth   #volunteer  
This month celebrates World Population Day and that figure is rapidly approaching 7 ˝ billion people. That is a very sobering number when you consider the impact on the planet and realize that the global shortage of health care providers already stands at 4 million.
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Join HVO & gain access to HVO KnowNET, our members-only website to help you choose & prepare a volunteer assignment.
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More good news and lessons learned from Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola....

"The Moa Wharf community stands as a testament of an efficient, timely and respectful Ebola response and serves as a model for getting to zero."
Moa Wharf is one of Sierra Leone’s worst slums. In this overcrowded, beachfront neighbourhood, Ebola arrived and seemed poised to burn through the area like wildfire. So how did one of the most challenging areas in Sierra Leone get to zero cases and how can the Ebola response learn from its success?
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The current issue of the Lancet Global Health online journal focuses on child and maternal health.

Read the open-access journal by visiting the Lancet website.
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Yesterday, HVO announced a new internal medicine project in Costa Rica. Learn more about this project and HVO's work in internal medicine around the world in the latest HVO Blog post.
Yesterday, Health Volunteers Overseas announced the launch of a new internal medicine project in San Jose, Costa Rica. In partnership with the Costa Rican College of Physicians, HVO volunteers will provide didactic and clinical training to internal medicine residents who rotate through San Juan de D...
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Today HVO launched an internal medicine project in Costa Rica. 

HVO eeds volunteer generalists, geriatricians and residency program directors, as well as sub-specialists in cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, and infectious disease. We are also seeking volunteer radiologists who can conduct rounds and teach about CT/MRI. Volunteers will work with residents and local staff to improve the availability and quality of health care in Costa Rica. 
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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.