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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 »

12:59 07/09/2010
Woman with newborn child

Delivering babies by the light of a mobile phone

Part of my job is to support VSO volunteers doing participatory advocacy research into health workers issues in Cambodia, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Uganda for our Valuing Health Workers campaign. We hope the research will inform national policy dialogue and international level policy debates about… Read more »

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