HVO Launches New Oncology Project in Hanoi, Vietnam
Volunteers Needed
Project : Oncology (medical & surgical)
Location : National Cancer Hospital , Hanoi, Vietnam
Contact : Andrea Moody , Project Support Manager
[April 11, 2019] - Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is pleased to announce the launch of a new oncology project in partnership with Vietnam’s largest cancer center, National Cancer Hospital (NCH) in Hanoi. Working with local personnel at NCH, HVO volunteers will increase knowledge and skills of local staff in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, as well as the capacity of NCH oncologists to design, conduct and publish research.
Volunteers will serve as members of six distinct multidisciplinary teams, consisting of two to four providers. The six teams include:
  1. Malignancies of the immune system and clinical research;
  2. Multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment;
  3. Malignancies of the upper and lower GI tract;
  4. Lung cancers;
  5. Progress and controversies in diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer; and
  6. Radiation oncology.

There may also be opportunities for individual volunteers to reinforce training done by teams and/or meet additional training needs.
Assignments are two weeks and dates for team assignments are to be determined. Volunteers must be licensed physicians certified in oncology who are retired or in active practice; this may include medical, surgical or radiation oncologists. Additionally, other relevant specialists (MD or PhD) with experience in research methods are needed.

Contact Andrea Moody or complete the HVO volunteer application to get started.
HVO is also collaborating with the NCH on the development of their oncology nursing curriculum. This project will expand to recruit volunteers in the future to assist with curriculum implementation and training of oncology nurses.

HVO’s oncology projects are supported by the American Society of Clinical Oncology , the Oncology Nursing Society , and the Society of Gynecologic Oncology.
About Health Volunteers Overseas
Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve global health through education of the local health workforce in resource-scarce countries. HVO fosters partnerships between institutions, local providers, volunteers and sponsor organizations, so that, together, we can address the global health workforce shortage. HVO recruits trained physicians, nurses, dentists, and allied health professionals to support their colleagues overseas through education, mentorship and inter-professional collaboration. Our volunteers train the next generation of providers while mentoring and working alongside those already in practice to support and sustain them in their work.

We invest in health workers, helping to build health system resilience and capacity to ensure all people will have access to high quality health care delivered by local health professionals.

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