People are dying and suffering unnecessarily because of a lack of access to quality healthcare . Poor health keeps people trapped in a cycle of poverty.
VSO's projects and volunteers help health workers, governments and communities improve access to quality health services.
Last year we supported 900,000 people access better healthcare.
Reducing newborn deaths in EthiopiaVSO is working across Ethiopia to equip hospitals with the resources and skills they need to reduce high rates of nenoatal and maternal mortality. The rate of newborn babies dying in hospitals with VSO-supported NICUs has already decreased by an average of 40%.
Improving sexual and reproductive health in ZambiaMobilising young people through volunteering, working in partnership and changing attitudes.
Improving access to HIV and health services for prisoners in southern AfricaHealth services provided in prisons settings are often substandard and under-funded, characterized by shortage of staff and of essential medications.
Working at all levels of society to reduce impact of HIV and AIDSWe're supporting communities demanding better testing and healthcare, advocating for the rights of caregivers and working to ensure there is good quality antiretroviral coverage.
Making sure everyone gets the skills they need to live a fulfilled, dignified life.
Last year our work improving access and quality of education reached 325,000 people