Poor health creates a vicious cycle of poverty. Those in poverty become too ill to work, and money spent accessing healthcare pushes people further into poverty.
VSO volunteers work with health workers, communities and governments to improve health services and rights for some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of society - including women, babies, youth, people with disabilities, and prisoners.
In the middle of the current global health pandemic, VSO remains commited to keeping people safe and well - from reaching vulnerable communities with essential information, to providing vital hygiene kits and supplies and supporting women to seek antenatal care without risking infection.
Our work supporting health
Where we support health initiatives
HealthEquipment and skills to reduce newborn deaths . Read more...
HealthPhoning out of Poverty and AIDS. Read more...
HealthSupporting women's organisations fighting gender-based violence
HealthPreventing violence against women in migrant families. Read more...
HealthStrengthening policing to combat gender-based violence
HealthSupporting sexual health and rights for women and girlsDoctors for development
HealthPreventing maternal and neonatal deaths in Kigoma region
HealthReducing maternal and newborn death
HealthBetter access to knowledge and services for improved youth sexual and reproductive healthYouth volunteering for improved health. Read more...
HealthYouth volunteering for improved healthSupporting women's rights, health and financial independence