12:59 07/09/2010
Woman and child in Bangladesh

‘Healthcare deserts’

I was intrigued yet not surprised by the Save the Children’s Healthcare Deserts report published in May.  VSO welcomed the report which addressed the severe healthcare deprivation among children in many developing countries. The report identifies 25 ‘healthcare deserts’, countries where there is a high mortality in children under five… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
The Mongolian Education Sector: the Role of International Volunteers

Valuing international volunteers in the Mongolian education sector

Last month, VSO Mongolia published The Mongolian Education Sector: the Role of International Volunteers, a research report written by VSO staff, Tsolmon Gundenbal and VSO volunteer Aliénor Salmon.

The report reveals that although education is a priority for the Mongolian Government there are still many challenges. The findings showed the… Read more »


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