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World Health Day 2013
Each year on 7 April, World Health Day is celebrated around the globe, with people everywhere marking the importance of health for productive and happy lives.

Among the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the objectives to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health and combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

Meet some of the UN Volunteers who are helping achieve these goals and address many other health issues around the world.

Zo Eoritany (Madasgascar), a UN Volunteer with WFP, attends to a "choking victim" played by UNV Programme Assistant, Romaine Sy Djibrine, during a 3-day First Aid course held in February for UN Volunteers in Chad. (Photo: Badre Bahaji/UNV, 2013)
Being prepared - UN Volunteers in Chad take First Aid training
21 March 2013
N'Djamena, Chad: Most UN Volunteers in Chad work in remote areas.  They welcomed the chance to take part in a three-day First Aid training course held just for them in N'djamena. Read
More about: Health
Countries:  Chad
Other languages: en français  en español  
Photo taken during one of the focus group discussion sessions with students on sexually transmitted diseases. (UNV, 2013)
Health prevention for migrants
05 April 2013
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) of Bosnia and Herzegovina has a variety of important and successful projects related to border management, migration, and human trafficking. In early February 2013 I was warmly welcomed as a new intern  with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in the Migration Health Programme. This great opportunity brings a new perspective to my previous migration experience. Read
Dr. Nicholas Lenge Katwamba, UNV Specialist Anesthesiologist at Zomba Central Hospital, standing next to a new ventilator donated by Medical Aid International. (UNV, 2012)
UNV Doctor secures donation of medical equipment for Malawi hospital
05 April 2013
Malawi: For UNV Specialist Anesthesiologist Dr. Nicholas Lenge Katawamba (DRC) at Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi, having only one ventilator in the four-bed ICU was one of the greatest challenges he faced in assisting patients. Using his networks, he  connected the hospital with a volunteer organization in the UK which collects good quality used medical equipment in Europe and sends it to developing countries where it can continue to save lives. Read
More about: Civil society  Health
Countries:  Malawi
Other languages: en français  
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