Health Volunteers Overseas - 25th Anniversary
On August 1, 2011, Health Volunteers Overseas began celebrating 25 years of quietly transforming lives, empowering health care providers and contributing, one volunteer at a time, to a healthier world. Since 1986, Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) has worked to increase health care access in developing countries through clinical training and education programs in child health, primary care, trauma and rehabilitation, essential surgical care, oral health, blood disorders and cancer, infectious disease, nursing education and wound management. In more than 25 resource-poor nations, HVO trains, mentors and provides critical professional support to health care providers who care for the neediest populations in the most difficult of circumstances. Here are just a few resources detailing the work of HVO’s volunteers, sponsors, donors and staff.
APTA President Scott Ward, PT, PhD, presented HVO Executive Director Nancy Kelly, MHS, a certificate during the House of Delegates closing ceremonies, June 2011
Celebrating Our VolunteersView Photos of the 25th Anniversary Reception
A Video Tribute to Our Volunteers and Supporters
Senator Leahy's Tribute to HVO Volunteers and Supporters
Special 25th Anniversary Volunteer Connection Insert
"The HVO Volunteer Experience: What it Meant to Me" in The Hematologist
Recognition of HVOThe following published articles recognize the achievements of HVO:
The following proclamations have been issued, acknowledging the global achievements of HVO:
ASH President, Dr. Evan Sadler presents HVO Director of Program Support Kate Fincham a plaque during the Global Hematology Leaders dinner reception at the 2011 ASH Annual Meeting in San Diego. Photo by Armando Solares, (c)2011 American Society of Hematology.
What People are Saying about HVOWhat's So Special About HVO by Rita Feinberg
A Longtime Affair with HVO by Lena Dohlman
A Community of Volunteers by Toni Sander
The Structure of HVO by Richard Fisher
HVO’s Impact in Viet Nam by John A. Lancaster
The Silver FundAs part of HVO’s 25th anniversary observances, the HVO Board of Directors has established the HVO Silver Fund. The purpose of this fund is, quite simply, to strengthen HVO’s ability to meet new challenges and to respond to new opportunities in the coming years. There are increasing requests for our programs around the world, as well as interesting opportunities to partner with other organizations and universities. In today’s rapidly evolving world of technology, there are new ways of communicating and sharing information and knowledge that are coming online constantly. Your support can lead HVO into its third decade of programs, providing us the flexibility to incorporate new ways to educate, expand our number of sites, develop new partnerships, and consider unique requests for assistance.
Director of Program Support, Kate Fincham, accepts Resolution of Appreciation from SGO. From left to right: Mary Eiken, SGO Executive Director; Chrissy Ward, SGO Director of Membership and Operations; Kathleen Moore, MD volunteer to HVO Honduras program; John Curtin, SGO President; Kate Fincham, HVO; Ronald Alvarez, SGO President-Elect; Fredric Price, HVO Volunteer; Linus Chuang, HVO Volunteer
HVO 25th Anniversary SponsorsPlatinum ($25,000)
American Academy of Dermatology
American Dental Association
Henry Schein, Inc.
Society of Gynecologic Oncology
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
American Physical Therapy Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
International College of Dentists
Academy of Dentistry International
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Psychological Association
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