SDG 3: Good health and well-being

SDG 3: Good health and well-being

UNV Assignment Title

Medical Officer

17 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Special calls
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency, with refugees reliant on humanitarian assistance for food and other life-saving needs.

Ashraful Islam is a national UN Volunteer supporting the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in developing women-friendly spaces, gathering data from the field and distributing medical kits.

Girun Beyene, international UN volunteer from Sudan is serving with UNFPA in Bangladesh to incorporate disaggregated data into UNFPA Project documents.

15 December 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

There are 27 volunteers serving in the Jonglei region for the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. They decided to make their special day about others rather than themselves in the spirit of volunteerism, which is all about giving.

14 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

The UNV Field Unit Khartoum, and the Sudanese Red Crescent held a day-long emergency first aid workshop to commemorate the International Volunteer Day under the theme “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.”.

13 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

From January 2014 to October 2017, over 230,000 Iraqi families have fled combat zones and armed groups, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). These families face unique protection risks due to fractured community structures, separation of families, insecure shelter arrangements, and loss of income.

05 December 2017
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Saima Mohammad works as an Associate Pubic Health Officer for UNHCR in the North-East of Jordan, near the Syrian border. Approximately 50,000 refugees, mostly women and children, are residing in Rukban camp without access to any other health facility than the local clinic.

Every morning, Saima travels almost three hours from her office in Ruwaished to Rukban, driving through sensitive military posts on a partially-paved road. In this desert area, no facility or shop are to be seen for kilometres.

05 December 2017
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

According to Iran Red Crescent, at least 328 people have been killed and 3,950 injured. In Iraq, the Iraqi Red Crescent report that nine people have been killed and more than 425 injured.

04 December 2017
Arab States
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

The project came at a crucial time, because in recent years, the state has been failing to control the spread of HIV/AIDS, to the extent that the prevalence of the disease in Tripura has surpassed the national prevalence rate. Add to this societal taboos and misconceptions, and the situation is infinitely compounded.

02 December 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

"Voices Against Violence" in Togo is an $85,000 USD project that was funded and implemented by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme between October 2016 and April 2017.  The project is based on an informal education program developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women.  It aims to fight against gender-based violence by raising the awareness of young secondary students about the root causes of violence, ways to prevent it, and finding solutions.

30 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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