HSS Humanitarian Assistance and Global Health Volunteer Opportunities

HSS is committed to advancing global health and the delivery of humanitarian services. Aligned with the pillars of  our mission—patient care, research, education, and enhanced quality of life—HSS seeks to develop well-rounded leaders capable of providing short-term international or domestic assistance that promotes human welfare and reduces human suffering.

Our clinician and staff involvement in humanitarian assistance reflects our commitment to providing well-trained personnel and resources to respond to a full spectrum of humanitarian—natural or man-made—emergencies. HSS employees have the opportunity to take time off with pay for humanitarian service projects.

HSS Global Health efforts focus on supporting the delivery of care for vulnerable populations, through volunteer work. Our residents have protected academic and travel time, receive tuition support, and apply their knowledge in low-resource settings.

Our residents and fellows are strongly encouraged to take the necessary time to engage in global and domestic work. To this end, we are fortunate to have the Esther Diamond Fund—made available through a generous patient donor—which supports associated travel expenses for residents and fellows.

Current Global Health Humanitarian Program

Foundations of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS)

FOCOS was founded by the Chief Emeritus of the Scoliosis Service, Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei. The Foundation provides orthopedic care to underserved populations in West Africa and other developing nations.

Visit the FOCOS website for more information.

A pediatric patient receiving care

Pediatric patients thank HSS

A FOCOS therapist with a pediatric patient