Tea, cocoa and sugar are enjoyed every day by millions of people around the world – often with little thought given to their origins and the people working to produce them.
The Caregivers Action Network (CAN) recently published its multi-country research to review community and home-based care. The research, carried out in Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa, focused on home-based care concerning HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
Findings from the research confirm that… Read more »
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 »
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 »
Earlier this week I represented VSO at a conference about men who have sex with men and HIV in Africa. This was part of the annual ICASA (All-Africa AIDS Conference) pre-conference so had good attendance from important global decision makers. Very few international NGOs were present, and I was proud to demonstrate that… Read more »
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Government of Malawi recently carried out an evaluation of the Emergency Human Resources Programme (ERHP) in Malawi. DFID is a major funding partner of EHRP and much of VSO’s health programme in Malawi in recent years has been funded under… Read more »