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.