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UN Volunteer helps save UN in Malawi over $US3 million
06 March 2016
During her two year assignment as Joint Procurement Coordinator in Malawi, UN Volunteer Lilian Byansi, (Uganda), put in place "Delivering as One" reforms that resulted in savings of more than $US3 million for the overall UN system there. (Photo: United Nations Resident Coordinators’ Office, Malawi, 2015)
Lilongwe, Malawi: UN Volunteer Lilian Byansi (Uganda) served in Malawi from 2013 to 2015 as a Joint Procurement Coordinator to implement "Delivering as One" operational reforms. Her hosts estimate that by the end of the Business Operations Strategy period in 2016, her procurement innovations will have resulted in savings of more than $US3 million across the overall UN system in Malawi. Read
Women encouraged to apply as UN Volunteers
07 March 2014
Bonn, Germany: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is an equal opportunity organization which welcomes applications from qualified professionals all over the world. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture, as the diversity of UN Volunteers is critical to the United Nation's success. Read
UNV Doctor secures donation of medical equipment for Malawi hospital
05 April 2013
Dr. Nicholas Lenge Katwamba, UNV Specialist Anesthesiologist at Zomba Central Hospital, standing next to a new ventilator donated by Medical Aid International. (UNV, 2012)
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
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Malawi Daily Times carries IVD press release
04 December 2012
Llongwe, Malawi: The Daily Times newspaper in Malawi carries the full press release announcing International Volunteer Day 2012. Read
A UNAIDS-UNV Facebook chat with two UNV doctors working towards an AIDS-free generation
01 December 2012
Bonn, Germany: Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1 December and International Volunteer Day on 5 December, UNAIDS and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme co-hosted a live Facebook chat on 29 November 2012 with two UNV doctors who are supporting the HIV response in Malawi. Dr. Elizabeth Muviri is stationed at Blantyre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Dr. Stephen Chu is overseeing the South East Zone (six districts). Read

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