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Changing misconceptions about HIV
01 December 2015
Cissy Kinaawa Ayebi (right), UN Volunteer HIV and AIDS trainer/counsellor, during a counselling session with the Head of Office of UNAMID’s West Sector during an HIV awareness campaign. (UNV, 2015)
Darfur: We conducted a successful campaign, with most section heads as well as many of the staff coming for HIV testing. This was a major breakthrough in my work, and one of the most exciting times in my life since, as a volunteer with specific technical skills and a passion for my work, I managed to change the mission personnel's perception of HIV. Read
More about: HIV/AIDS  Health
Volunteering to meet the challenge of development
01 December 2015
Irene Haurob, international UN Volunteer with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, provides training and information sessions on HIV in IDP camps. (UNV, 2015)
Darfur, Sudan: When I started volunteering in Darfur with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) as an HIV/AIDS Trainer/Counselor, my responsibilities included carrying awareness training, counselling and testing. I worked with other UNAMID sections, other peacekeepers and internally displaced persons. The exposure and ownership that I've been given over the projects, as well as the time and responsibility that I've been given from professionals that I've worked with has been overwhelming. Read
More about: HIV/AIDS  Health
Reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS in conflict settings
01 December 2015
Kebba Jome, from the Gambia, is a UN Volunteer HIV and AIDS Trainer with UNAMID, where he works to fight HIV and AIDS as Team Leader in North Darfur. (UNV, 2015)
Darfur, Sudan: As a UNV HIV and AIDS Trainer with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for the North Darfur Region from February 2013 to 31 March 2015, I contributed to increasing the awareness of the general population and the IDPs in various locations within the region.    Read
UNV issue brief: Basic services and volunteerism
07 February 2014
Bonn, Germany: The UNV issue brief on basic services and volunteerism supports UNV’s advocacy efforts to recognize volunteerism in the post-2015 development agenda as a form of civic engagement that provides a key complementary mechanism for social, economic and environmental transformation. Read
More about: Civil society
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UN Volunteers saving lives in Darfur
29 May 2012
Ibrahim Vuni, UNV Electro-medical Technician working with the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in Sudan. (Photo: UNV, 2012)
Darfur, Sudan: “In any health care service delivery, the quality and efficiency of the services depends very much on the proper functioning of the medical equipment used by the doctors and other health care personnel. Even under normal and careful use, instruments may fail to function properly, and this is where my ability and skills come in handy.” Read

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