Did you know yesterday was World Health Day?
World Health Day is celebrated annually by the World Health Organization and the international community. Since 1950, it has been held each year on April 7th and focuses on a relevant global health issue. What’s really exciting about this is that Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) just announced that Isador Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRSC(C), is a recipient of the sixth annual HVO Golden Apple Award.
I am sure you are wondering what this award is so here is a little background…As part of its World Health Day observances, HVO created this award to recognize the extraordinary educational contributions of volunteers to international program sites. Each volunteer honored with this award has demonstrated a strong commitment to HVO’s educational mission by working on curriculum development, teacher training, didactic or clinical training, or the enhancement of educational resources.
Dr. Lieberman received this award because of his contributions to the Uganda Spine Mission. Not only does he travel to Uganda annually to treat children with severe spinal deformities but over the last five years he has also taken as his responsibility to fundraise and organize the Spine Mission. We are very proud to have Dr. Lieberman as part of our team!
Here is a photo from the mission in 2010.
The next mission is scheduled for August 13, 2011.
If you would like to read more about this click here.