5 nonprofits to celebrate for World Health Day

Mothers sitting with their newborns in the pediatric wing

World Health Day is one of the top recognized cause awareness days! In honor of the upcoming day, here’s a spotlight on a few of our Charity Alliance partners making great strides in global health.

HEALTH VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS: Timing, creativity and technology

Timing, creativity and technology

Timing can be everything! Who would have thought that a project conceived in 2019 would be so important and beneficial during the pandemic? Sonja Kill Memorial Hospital (SKMH) in Kampot, Cambodia was identified as a pilot site for a new HVO partnership with World Telehealth Initiative (WTI), a non-profit organization that utilizes telehealth technology to […]

HEALTH VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS: COVID-19 – Challenges & Creativity

Station 1 - Basic Procedure

The anesthesiology department at Hue University in Vietnam had to postpone a workshop scheduled for April, 2020 due to COVID. They got creative and worked with HVO volunteers to successfully conduct an airway management course with 5 learning stations and several lectures in late November even though no volunteers were there in person. Virtual support […]

HEALTH VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS: Supporting Strong Leaders to Strengthen Health Systems

When Fanuel Bellet, MD attended the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, he was just five months from completing his residency at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania. “I’ll be finishing my training in August,” Dr. Bellet noted during the meeting. “So from there, I’ll be moving to Haydom Lutheran […]

HEALTH VOLUNTEERS OVERSEAS: Training Future Global Health Leaders

“Nothing is more rewarding than observing the progress and accomplishments of people that you helped mentor,” notes Dr. Mark Duster, a pediatric cardiologist and volunteer with Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO). HVO is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that recruits expert volunteers like Dr. Duster to provide education, training and professional mentorship to health workers in resource-scarce […]