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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
UNV-supported low energy stove on display at climate change conference
09 December 2011
Marie Johansson (left) and Tweendeni Andreas, with Creative Entrepreneurs Solutions, display a low energy, low pollution cookstove assembled at their workshop in Odangwa, Namibia.  Their company implements the CBA programme in Namibia where they are encouraging rural communities to mitigate climate change by using these stoves instead of open fires for cooking and heating, to reduce deforestation, desertification and greenhouse gas emissions.  (Carol Atwell/UNV, 2011)
Odangwa, Namibia: A simple cookstove developed as part of the UNV-supported Community Based Adaptation (CBA) programme in Namibia is getting its moment in the spotlight at the current United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. The EzyStove is a fuel-efficient, easy-to-use and environmentally friendly stove designed for poor rural households dependent on burning wood or paper on open fires for their cooking and heating. Read
UNV volunteer shoots '8 Goals for Africa'
19 May 2010
Accompanied by a music video, ‘8 Goals for Africa’ is being disseminated free of charge locally and internationally, before, during and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The performing artists will also make special appearances during the soccer tournament, promoting the MDGs and calling for action. 
The music video will be screened throughout the World Cup, across all the fan parks and public viewing areas. On the day of the finals, all eight artists will come together to sing the song in a live performance at the Soccer City Fan Fest in Johannesburg. The video will also be distributed to the international media. (UNIC South Africa/'8 Goals for the MDGs')
Pretoria, South Africa: A UNV volunteer has brought together Africa's top musicians for a high-profile campaign connecting the Millennium Development Goals with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Read
Volunteers rally for Haiti recovery
19 February 2010
The MINUSTAH headquarters in Haiti was destroyed during the 12 January earthquake. (UNV)
Pretoria, South Africa and Georgetown, Guyana: It's been demonstrated time and time again how important voluntary action is in the aftermath of natural disasters. UNV volunteers have been making a difference. Read
Countries:  Guyana  Haiti
A vision of a sustainable South Africa
12 January 2010
Limpopo Province, South Africa: "We worked hard," said Halima Chande, one of the organizers. "But with work, songs, drama, local dances and a good lunch with drinks, it was not viewed as a social function by the young generation. I was so moved that after establishing almost one acre of orchard, these young people did not feel tired..." Read
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