HVO Enters into New Partnership with
The American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) &
The International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA)
[Washington DC, March 17, 2021] Health Volunteers Overseas is pleased to announce a new partnership with ASPN and IPNA. This partnership has three goals:

  • To support the mission of ASPN Committee on Global Health to increase opportunities for ASPN members to participate in pediatric nephrology education, clinical care, mentorship, and research in low resource settings;

  • To enhance the visibility of pediatric nephrologists as global health workers and volunteers; and

  • To meet HVO’s nephrology-specific educational and clinical needs at existing clinical sites through didactic and bedside teaching, clinical care, mentorship, quality improvement, and professional development.

“This partnership came about thanks to the hard work and commitment of Dr. Dorey Glenn, a pediatric nephrologist on faculty at University of North Carolina,” said Nancy Kelly, HVO Executive Director. “Dr. Glenn has been instrumental in connecting our three organizations and putting together the blueprint for collaboration. We already have an expressed interest on the part of one of our collaborating institutions, Angkor Hospital for Children in Cambodia, and will be starting virtual training in the near future.”
About Health Volunteers Overseas 
Health Volunteers Overseas 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 professional associations, 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 expert health care delivered by local health professionals. 
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Media Contact

Name: Nancy Kelly, MHS
Title: Executive Director
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