Health Volunteers Overseas

Health Volunteers Overseas is dedicated to improving the availability and quality of health care through the education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries.

HVO will be recognized as a global leader in the design and implementation of capacity-building projects that strengthen and empower the global health workforce.

Dr. Todd Kim is dedicated to the core values of the HVO mission and the many healthcare providers and facilities serving their local communities through partnerships which bridge the clinical education gap.

Dr. Kim demonstrating external fixation (Ilizarov) device to course participants

Clinical participants in the Tanzenia program participate in the lecture hall activities with Dr. Todd Kim.  ~  110 African orthopaedic surgeons from 11 African countries attended course

These core values include:

  • Implementation of innovative and effective programs that meet the needs of the host country and institution in a sustainable local community.

  • Work in partnership with other organizations, host governments and institutions, and local health care professionals in the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation.

  • Dedication to good stewardship and lifelong learning initiatives.

Course participants assembling external fixators on bone models (saw bones)

Kim and Dr. Joseph (ortho surgeon at MOI, Tanzania) reviewing X-Ray

Course participants, completed external fixator

Operating room at MOI, Dr. Gellman and Dr. Kim assisting MOI surgeons on a case (patient with deformed tibia and unable to walk)