International

Ghana

12:59 07/09/2010
Participant at workshop

Tackling our assumptions about volunteering

I felt fortunate at the end of last month to join a group of VSO volunteers who were at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to learn about systemic action research, and how they will be able to apply this methodology to VSO’s Valuing Volunteering project.

You may remember Violeta Vajda… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Valuing Volunteering Training at the Institute of Development Studies

Valuing Volunteering one step closer to becoming reality

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). After an intense week of training spent in mid-January, I left more than inspired about the value of volunteering. I was joined by a few more VSO staff members and two outgoing VSO volunteers, all of… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Chris Muhunza, Masindi Hospital, uganda

African Union commits to increase health spending – after 2010 reversal

I was pleased to see this year that African Union (AU) ministers and the UN Economic Commission (UNEC) adopted a positive resolution on health financing in Addis Ababa in March.  The meeting noted the importance of investing in human development, and in health more specifically, as a pre-requisite for sustained equitable development.

Read more »

RELATED ARTICLES

Related articles

Not alone: Nepalese girls share experiences of violence

Young women and girls bear the brunt of violence that continues to simmer at the community level in Nepal. Adolescents who live with this violence were brought together by a consortium of organisations including VSO to learn from each other’s experiences at the Girl Power Conference in Kathmandu. VSO volunteer Dianne Dijkstra reportsRead more »

Poverty and climate change

On International Mother Earth Day, VSO volunteer Marije contributes a blog about her experiences in Malawi, climate change, and how we can begin to tackle this international issue within the communities it is affecting now.

My name is Marije, a Dutch ecologist and VSO volunteer working as climate change coordinator in the Nsanje district of… Read more »

All the Talents – skill-mixing to improve global health services

In the UK, 13 years ago, it would have been unheard of for a nurse to write a prescription. Today there are hundreds of additional healthcare professionals who can prescribe medicines and are providing a greater level of patient care, proving the initial media pessimism wrong.

This point was made at the UK Parliamentary report… Read more »