Blogs by Emily Gorton

7 June 2016 - 11:55am
| VSO Staff

The UK’s foreign aid budget has been thrown into question over the last few months following unfounded criticisms from tabloid newspapers.

20 May 2016 - 10:04am
| VSO Staff
| Tanzania

In Lindi, Tanzania, exam results are among the lowest in the country and many students drop out of school early. English teacher, Rebecca Ngovano, has been working alongside VSO volunteer Paul Jennings to try and change this.

9 May 2016 - 5:36pm
| VSO Staff

Rahel Beyan is one of the nurses in Tigray, Ethiopia helping to improve conditions for mothers and newborns at Suhul Hospital. With the support and training of VSO volunteer Miriam Etter, she’s now working in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, helping to save young lives every day.

Volunteers and staff smile leaving a hospital | VSO
5 April 2016 - 3:02pm
| Staff member
| United Kingdom

World Health Day has been marked each April 7 for nearly 70 years to raise awareness of the world's most serious health threats.

So much has changed in that time. Phenomenal developments in medicine have brought cures for infectious disease, and international efforts to improve life in poorer countries have brought improvements in nutrition, sanitation, housing and standards of healthcare

Whilst there’s still lots of work to do in global health, let’s take a moment to remember a few of the major achievements we can be proud of.