Health Care Volunteers International
Health Care Volunteers International (HCVI) is a not for profit humanitarian organization, based in Washington, D.C., with international scope and healthcare related projects in multiple developing countries around the world. HCVI was incorporated in May of 2013 and began global operations in January of 2014. HCVI is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
Health Care Volunteers International is a multifaceted international humanitarian organization dedicated to promoting the health and well being of under-served individuals around the globe.
A focus on capacity building and operational excellence are central to the ideology and vision of the organization. This is not only reflected in our direct patient care and educational projects but, perhaps, even more importantly, in the development of a web-based platform of medical resources and tools, meant to be shared with other volunteer healthcare and humanitarian organizations providing aid around the globe. It is our belief that the development and standardization of best practices that focus on the highest quality of care, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and optimal delivery will drive better outcomes and expand care to far more individuals in need around the world. There are numerous international humanitarian organizations that work in unique and often challenging, but not surprisingly very similar settings. Increased cohesion among this historically very large but very disparate group will result in economies of scale and the sharing of information and processes that will accrue enormous benefits not only for the organizations themselves but also for those they are dedicated to serving.
In addition to direct patient care, capacity building, and educational projects in multiple developing countries, Health Care Volunteers International is creating a web-based platform of resources to be used by and distributed to other organizations providing health care in the developing world. With a focus on operational excellence and an approach that incorporates lean six sigma principles, our goal is to establish a clearinghouse of best practices and processes, as well as other tools that will enable organizations to operate more efficiently, at lower cost, and with improved outcomes.
Health Care Volunteers International also operates a Blood Donor Program in Guinea Equatorial under the title of Blood Donors International. The program is currently being developed in Cambodia and plans for expansion into other countries is underway.