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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