Blog posts about Health
Breaking down HIV stigma in Mozambique
Every day, 410 people in Mozambique are infected with HIV. Celina was diagnosed when she was just 18 years old.
Safe deliveries and healthier futures for women in Cambodia
Ans Ohms is a Dutch midwife and volunteer in Cambodia. She is supporting the development of midwife training across six hospitals. Thanks to these improvements, over 10,000 pregnant women have already benefited.
Every baby deserves a chance
Irish paediatrician Dr Siobhán Neville is volunteering in Lindi, one of the most deprived parts of Tanzania. Based across several local hospitals and health centres, she and partner, Peter O’Reilly, are supporting initiatives to improve newborn care and challenge the region’s high neonatal mortality rates.
Condoms, Christ and sex positions: Sarah’s work reducing teen pregnancy in Zambia
Young people in the UK and in Zambia have exactly the same needs. The difference is that in Zambia they face poverty on a whole different scale
Nepal earthquakes: One year on
Many thousands of earthquake survivors are still living in temporary camps. Health services and other infrastructure will need ongoing support to recover and be able to support the rebuilding of a nation.
One person doing their job right makes all the difference
Dr Samdemar C. Arias is a volunteer paediatrician in Nyangao, Tanzania. He is helping develop the skills of local clinicians and improving patient care. Here he talks about the urgent need for more qualified physicians to share their skills in Tanzania.
20,000 chances to change the world
We’re celebrating 22-year-old Tania Tuzizila from Croydon. She’ll be the 20,000th young person to volunteer through the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.
Home: It will never be quite the same again
Returned volunteer Charlie explains how his amazing experience has impacted his life and given him a totally different perspective on his home.
What next for Sierra Leone?
Throughout the Ebola outbreak, people wary of health centres stopped accessing the services on offer with tragic consequences – including a 30% increase in maternal deaths and a 24% increase in newborn deaths.