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Emergency obstetric care during height of South Sudan crisis
07 April 2014
Dr. Simon Bagumaho, a UNV Medical Officer assigned to UNMISS at Bentiu, sets off on a field visit to Yei, in South Sudan. (Bernaflor Pujanes, UNMISS Medevac Coordinator, 2014)
Bentiu, South Sudan: As a UNV Medical Officer attached to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Level I Clinic in Bentiu, Dr. Simon Bagumaho, is challenged daily to carry medical procedures normally beyond the scope of the health facility.  In this in-depth Volunteer Voice,  Dr. Bagumaho reflects on how he and his medical team have risen to these challenges. Read
Countries:  South Sudan
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UNV partnering with UNFPA
04 March 2014
Since the early 1970s, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Over three hundred UN Volunteers have served with UNFPA in 68 countries over the past seven years. UN Volunteers are particularly suited to support UNFPA’s mandate. Read
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More about: Gender  Youth
UNV signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNFPA
04 March 2014
UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director of Programme Kate Gilmore discuss the potential for deploying UN Volunteers to support UNFPA development activities in the field. UN Volunteers support the delivery of integrated sexual and reproductive health services, engage youth and adolescents, advance gender equality, strengthen capacity for population and development data gathering and analysis, and so much more. (UNFPA, 2014)
New York, USA: Reaffirming the long-standing development partnership between the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the two partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding today. Read
More about: Gender  Youth
Other languages: en français  
Launch of "As We Grow Up" exhibition on gender, love and safe sex launched for Vietnamese young people
01 November 2013
To promote Vietnamese youth and adolescents' awareness and knowledge on gender, love and safe sex, an exhibition entitled "As We Grow Up" was launched today at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology in Ha Noi. The exhibition is a joint effort between the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU), the Vietnamese Museum of Ethnology (VME) and the One UN in Viet Nam (with UNESCO as the lead agency in collaboration with UNFPA, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNODC and UNICEF). An international UN Volunteer from Finland supports the process while serving with the UNFPA Viet Nam's Sexual and Reproductive Health team. Read
More about: Youth
Countries:  Viet Nam
Three UNV Doctors among volunteers honoured by Limpopo Rotary Club
18 April 2013
Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa: Three UNV Doctors were among those honoured at a Thank You Braai and Celebration for international volunteers held in March by the Rotary Club of Polokwane in Limpopo Province, South Africa. UNV Internist Dr. Jerome Hubahib (Philippines), UNV Speicalist Cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Misra (India) and former UNV Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Asha Misra (India), as well as eight US Peace Corps volunteers, received certificates of recognition for their work in Limpopo communities Read
Health prevention for migrants
05 April 2013
Photo taken during one of the focus group discussion sessions with students on sexually transmitted diseases. (UNV, 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
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
More about: Civil society
Countries:  Malawi
Other languages: en français  
Being prepared - UN Volunteers in Chad take First Aid training
21 March 2013
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)
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
Countries:  Chad
Other languages: en français  en español  
750 take oath to be PROVONAT national volunteers in Togo
20 March 2013
A new Togolese volunteer takes an oath during the 12 March ceremony in Lomé organized by the National Volunteering Programme in Togo (PROVONAT) and the Government of Togo. (Photo: UNV, 2013).
Lomé, Togo: 750 new Togolese volunteers took an oath during the 12 March ceremony in Lomé organized by the National Volunteering Programme in Togo (PROVONAT) and the Government of Togo. PROVONAT was established and implemented by a team of UN Volunteers with funding from UNDP and technical support from UNV. Read
Countries:  Togo
Other languages: en français  en español  
Theatre for Social Development presents gender violence in Zanzibar
08 March 2013
Zanzibar, Tanzania: As a UN Volunteer working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zanzibar, I am involved in activities on sexual and reproductive health, working closely with government institutions. Looking for new innovative methods to raise the awareness of young people is one of the things I have been working on during my assignment with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. Theatre is a good way to raise awareness of women-related issues. Read
More about: Gender  Youth
Other languages: en français  en español  

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