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New Photo Galleries!
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Upcoming Events
Orthopaedic Fellowship Opportunity

Become an Amabassador-at-Large!


Dates of Interest


HVO Silver Fund 

Notable Quote


 "I thoroughly enjoyed working with the patients at DNORH. Without exception I found them to be very grateful for my efforts and very willing to work hard. Families were ever present and exceedingly important to the whole rehab process. They would often watch what I would do with their loved one then try to emulate it when I wasn't available. The dedication of the family unit, the willingness of the patient to be independently responsible for their own healing, were qualities that I wish I could import on a large scale to our country." 


-Kent Dunovan, PT
Physical Therapy ∙ Vietnam


Book of Interest


Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day

by Daryl Collins
Princeton University Press
List Price: $19.95
Our Price: $14.55

HVO Photo Galleries


Health Volunteers Overseas would like to announce the creation of an online photo webpage featuring a number of photos from HVO events, program sites, and volunteers.  The photo galleries included on this page feature the various HVO program specialty areas, scenes from marketplaces in our partner countries, the HVO 25th anniversary event, and many more.


You can view these photo galleries at 



The Net Connection

June 2012

Dear Friends,


If you take a second look at the HVO banner at the top of the page, you will notice we have changed our tag line to "Transforming Lives through Education." In honor of our 25th anniversary year, we have used a special logo that focused on the transforming aspects of volunteer service. This language really resonated with people, so we decided to incorporate it in our tag line as we move forward from our anniversary year.


Though the 25th celebrations may be winding down, we are still focused on the work of transforming lives - those of our colleagues and patients abroad, and those of the volunteers and their supporters.  We are also continuing our focus on long-term organizational sustainability with our Ambassador-at-Large recurring gift program and the 25th Anniversary Silver Fund - both aimed at ensuring HVO's capacity to improve global health and transform lives in the coming years.


Please consider making a gift as we embark on our next 25 years.  Your support is essential to our transformational work.


Thank you,



Nancy A. Kelly, MHS

Executive Director


HVO Volunteer Opportunities
For a complete list, please visit our programs webpage or call (202) 296-0928.


Dermatologists are needed for assignments in Costa Rica, India, Peru, and Uganda. Assignments range from 2-4 weeks and are available through 2012 and 2013. For more information, contact the program department.



Costa Rica

Sub-specialists in arthroscopy, arthroplasty, spine, trauma, hand, and pediatric surgery, as well as other areas are needed to train residents and staff. Assignments are 1 week. For more information, contact the program department.


Internal Medicine


A nephrologist volunteer is needed for 1 month in Thimphu. The volunteer will provide training in nephrology to the internal medicine department. Please contact the program department for more information.



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Upcoming Events


The ADA will hold its New Dentists Conference from Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.  Be sure to drop-by the exhibit area in the foyer of the meeting space and visit the HVO booth!   


HVO Fellowship Opportunity


Orthopaedics Fellowship

Applications for 2012-2013 Dr. Edward Blair Memorial Fellowship for Young Professionals in Orthopaedics are now being accepted. The fellowship is open to orthopaedic surgeons who have recently completed their residency training. The chosen applicant will work at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi for a period of three months. 


Applications are due close of business August 31, 2012.

Click here to learn more


Other Opportunities


The Teasdale-Corti Foundationis looking for interested, experienced orthopaedic surgeons and final year orthopaedic residents to volunteer at Lacor Hospital in Gulu in northern Uganda. The project aims to create a trauma service for an estimated population of around 500,000 by organizing trauma services and on-the-job training of junior staff. The deployment period is 1-2 months for fully trained orthopaedic surgeons and 3-6 months for final year residents. For more information please contact Diane McCay at


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