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A broad experience goes a long way
01 December 2015
Dr. Diki Wangyal (left), a UN Volunteer from India, talks to a patient at the remote Tabaquite Health Centre in Trinidad and Tobago. (UNV, 2015)
Trinidad and Tobago: I had the privilege and pleasure to work as a UN Volunteer Medical Doctor in three different countries. Thanks to these volunteering experiences, I was able to provide satisfactory and quality health care services to the needy, poor and sick, especially women and children in remote areas. Volunteering gave me the strength to accept the things that I could not change in different and difficult environments, and to share my skills with colleagues so that we could provide better and quality health care. Read
Strengthening primary health care
07 October 2015
UN Volunteer Dr Emma Thompson (centre) has just completed a check-in with her patient (back to camera) while Rene Berryman-Sheppard (right), UNV Programme Assistant asks for feedback and takes notes on the service and support that the patient received from Dr Thompson. (UNV, 2015)
Trinidad and Tobago: Since September 2014, UNV, UNDP and the Ministry of Health have been receiving international UN Volunteers to work in Health Care Centres across Trinidad and Tobago to support current staff and ensure consistent quality service is being provided for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. We are eager to report that not only were the UN Volunteer doctors thrilled to have us visit them so that they can showcase the great work they are doing, but the UN Volunteers and their patients also repeatedly noted their gratitude for the service that was being provided by the UN Volunteer doctors in the health centres. Read
More about: Health
29 UNV Medical Doctors provide support to the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago
03 April 2015
29 United Nations Volunteers Medical Doctors (General Practitioner) provide their support to the Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago to improve the standard of health care delivery at primary health care centres, like this one in Tabaquite. (Photo: UNV Trinidad and Tobago, 2015)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: 29 United Nations Volunteers Medical Doctors (General Practitioner) provide their support to the Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago. Health care delivery in Trinidad and Tobago is patterned after the British Firm system where health care is provided through major hospitals, smaller regional hospitals as well as health clinics, which service the out-lying areas. Read
More about: Health  MDGs: General
Impacting the lives of others
26 April 2013
Víctor Reyes (left) is a UN Volunteer CSR Policy Specialist in Trinidad and Tobago. (UNV, 2013)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: An international United Nations Volunteer experience has more to it than the professional opportunity. I chose this volunteer assignment for the opportunity to significantly impact the lives of those with few opportunities. Read
Nourishing camaraderie with the UNV family
24 June 2009
Katrina and Bernice: the first batch of UNV babies in Trinidad and Tobago. (UNV)
Gran Couva, Trinidad: Thanks to the ever-energetic team of Jens, Natalie and Rene, we had a very warm bonding at our first-ever UNV Family Day on Sunday 7 June 2009. Read

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