12:59 07/09/2010
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Men who have sex with men often overlooked in Africa HIV and AIDS policies

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 »

12:59 07/09/2010
Health workers in Malawi

Malawi’s health workforce programme moves beyond emergency stage

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 »

12:59 07/09/2010
Wiza Chilongo Malawi at Rumphi District Hospital, Malawi

VSO health reports for WHO forum

To coincide with VSO taking part in the WHO Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health we have produced the following reports:

Ugandan Health Workers Speak: The Rewards and the Realities

A report that addresses the bad press received by Ugandan health workers and works with the health workers themselves to explore… Read more »


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