MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
Health Volunteers Overseas is a private non-profit organization dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care in developing countries through the training and education of local health care providers.
HVO will be recognized as a global leader in the development and implementation of educational programs designed to empower health care providers in developing countries.
HVO programs will be staffed by highly qualified health care professionals who will demonstrate the highest standards of professional and personal conduct. Sensitivity and respect for the cultural and social beliefs and practices of the host country should guide professional and personal behavior.
Programs will vary according to the needs of the countries and the educational priorities identified. However, there are certain principles that apply across all programs:
Volunteers are encouraged to make maximum use of locally available equipment and supplies in order to foster long-term sustainability. If donations of equipment, medications or other supplies are deemed essential to accomplish the educational goals of the project, these donations should be appropriate to the needs of the site and meet international donation standards as established by WHO or other similar organizations.
Health Volunteers Overseas: