The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) provides an annual grant to Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) to support Hand Surgery Overseas.
Through Hand Surgery Overseas, hand surgeons may volunteer to visit Peru and Honduras to teach other physicians how to treat hand conditions. The relationship with HVO assures hand surgeons that their time will be used productively.
To read about the experiences of some hand surgeons in the HVO program, visit the Hand Surgery Overseas page of the HVO website.
About Health Volunteers Overseas
A private, non-profit membership organization, HVO works to improve global health through education. HVO designs and implements clinical education programs in child health, primary care, trauma and rehabilitation, essential surgical care, oral health, infectious disease, nursing education, and burn management.
In more than 25 resource-poor nations, HVO trains, mentors and provides critical professional support to health care providers. For more information about HVO, visit the HVO website.