Four ways we're improving health for everyone

Health is precious. Being unwell can keep us keep us from learning, making a living, and caring for our families. Without good quality healthcare, sickness, pregnancy and infection can mean chronic poverty, suffering and stigma.

Together, we're making a real difference by improving health services where action is needed most.

Rebuild Nepal: The difference you've made

Nepal faces a long road to recovery following the massive earthquakes that caused such devastation in 2015.

Your generous response to our emergency appeal - to the tune of £675,000, has already helped us make a difference to thousands of vulnerable people whose lives were shattered by the disaster. 

Success? Have I made a difference?

Has the work that I have done here in Nepal been successful? Have I made a difference?

After many years of teaching in Devon, UK, VSO volunteer Ann Marcer recently completed her placement in Lamjung, Nepal where she has been working on a project to encourage more girls to attend and stay at school. Here Ann takes a look back at what has been achieved with the schools and teachers involved in the project.

Three months after the quake: Progress in Nepal

I visited Nepal last month to see how VSO colleagues have been supporting communities struck by the terrible earthquakes three months ago. I was blown away – both by the incredible efforts of volunteers, and the results we are already seeing thanks to the generosity of caring VSO supporters who allowed us to double the scale of our work in the country when it mattered most.

Giving a speech at the UN - a different way to celebrate turning 30

As UK Volunteers’ Week celebrates its 30th anniversary from 1 to 7, June, VSO Volunteer Community Health Nurse, Cath Nixon, writes about her 30th birthday in March, which she spent flying back to Nepal after speaking at the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.