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#VolOps Newsletter Targeting Health Professionals.

Pictured: Medical students Benedict Lunguya and N Bibie talk to VSO volunteer Michael O’Donovan (physician, internal medicine) at the Ifakara Health Project in Tanzania. Photo: Tim Maynard, VSO. Dr Niall Comhlámh has produced a special newsletter targeting health sector professionals under the auspices of our #VolOps Project. Beth Connelly, a VSO midwife trainer at Holy Mission Hospital in Malawi shares her experiences of volunteering

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Travel In Nepal.

Eadaoin Close, a qualified primary school teacher from Portmarnock, Dublin, volunteered for five months in one of Umbrella’s girls homes and returned to Kathmandu in 2012 to become the Communications Director. A part of her assignment she managed the Volunteer Programme. Eadaoin gave us a run down on what were some of the common questions volunteers asked before they travelled overseas. What vaccinations do

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The Full Scoop

Photo: Conducting A Household Survey in Som Roung. Having graduated with a BSc International Development and Food Policy from University College Cork in 2012, Peter James Downey  wanted to use his degree for something good. Here he talks about how he got involved in volunteering. However finding a job within the development sector in Ireland is difficult. So I turned my attention abroad and found

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Sustaining Lifelong HIV Treatment in Namibia and Beyond.

Kate Mukungu worked in Namibia in 2002-2006. She describes this time as life-changing. Working in HIV and AIDS and experiencing Namibian life as a family and community member brought home the real impact of HIV and AIDS.  Here she talks about how reductions in international funding puts thousands of people at risk of losing out on their treatment. Namibia is one of four countries

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