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Nov 21 2014 - 5:10pm

Today (21 November 2014) the Government issued its response to ‘Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2014-15’

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmintdev/816/81602.htm.

Emma Harrison, Head of Global Engagement at VSO, said:

Nov 14 2014 - 4:27pm

On Thursday 13th November, Birmingham politicians and local young people – recently returned from some of the poorest countries in the world – swapped places to explore what could happen if more young people were involved in decision-making across the world.

Nov 4 2014 - 7:57am

VSO is supporting a vital new project in partnership with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation to address the growing misinformation about Ebola, which the latest official figures show is still spreading quickly and preventing people from accessing basic medical services.

Oct 10 2014 - 1:10pm

London, 10/10/14: Professionals will be able to use their skills and expertise to help change the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest places through a new programme, funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and run by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).

A volunteering hub, set to launch in early 2015, is being seed-funded by the UK Government and will be created in partnership with Accenture Development Partnerships, the not-for-profit unit within Accenture.

Sep 29 2014 - 1:45pm

(LONDON) – LEADING international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) UK will be hosting a Meet VSO event in Edinburgh on Saturday 4 October, providing locals with an opportunity to learn more about the organisation and how they can apply to take part in a life-changing placement abroad.

The event in Edinburgh will feature talks by volunteers, including Rachel Campbell, who worked on an education project in Ghana and Rhona Hogg, a nurse who worked on a health programme in Uganda.

VSO UK volunteer, Rhona Hogg, says:

Sep 22 2014 - 4:14pm

(LONDON) – LEADING international development charity Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) UK is set to team up with Nando’s, as the restaurant chain prepares to host its annual Nando’s Football Cup in Isleworth, Middlesex, on Tuesday 23 September.

VSO volunteer nurse, David Atherton, recently returned from a placement in Malawi and he will be taking to the pitch at half time to share his story with staff from Nando’s.

Sep 19 2014 - 10:50am

(LONDON) - A VOLUNTEER nurse who works in Manchester will be attending the Labour Party’s annual conference, where she will be stressing the importance of women in leadership roles, here and in the developing world.

Sep 10 2014 - 10:17am

(LONDON) - “Be The Volunteer” will place VSO’s incredible volunteers, who work across the globe in a variety of positions, at the centre of its new campaign, encouraging those keen to join the movement to find out more.

Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) UK fights poverty through its volunteers and this exciting new campaign, which launches today (Wednesday 10 September), is calling for new recruits from a variety of professional backgrounds.

Aug 20 2014 - 5:42pm

On Saturday 16th August, Millennium Square was taken over by rickshaws. Members of the public were invited to ride with volunteers from Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Restless Development. The volunteers’ stories help disprove the myth that international development isn’t working and that ‘nothing ever changes’.

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