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Stretched health services in East New Britain

Published on 20th October 2014


Stretched health services in East New Britain

With government health services thin on the ground in Papua New Guinea, volunteers and NGOs step up to fill the gaps. Read More

Waste Management and Health – Vanuatu

Published on 20th October 2014


Waste Management and Health – Vanuatu

Mary O’Reilly, volunteer Waste Management Adviser at Sanma Provincial Council and Luganville Municipal Council, writes about the link between waste management and health. Read More

WASH for human rights

Published on 20th October 2014


WASH for human rights

Clean water isn’t just a health issue, it cuts across all areas of life. Peter Brown is volunteering as a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Advisor to World Vision on Tanna Island, Vanuatu. He says, “It’s hard really to think of something that WASH doesn’t impact because everyone needs water... Read More

Getting health projects up and running

Published on 20th October 2014


Getting health projects up and running

The old nurses’ accommodation for St Mary’s was 80 years old when VSA volunteer Phil Dolby started his assignment at the CADR Projects Office. Read More

A former volunteer’s work pays off

Published on 20th October 2014


A former volunteer’s work pays off

Univol Rosie Paterson worked in the CADR Projects office with Phil Dolby in 2013. Along with working on the nurses’ accommodation and other projects, she helped St Mary’s apply for a vehicle for medical staff to perform their twice-weekly community visits. Read More

The UN goes to Apia

Published on 19th October 2014


The UN goes to Apia

In the last two months, I’ve experienced two UN conferences that really illustrated some of the critical issues for our part of the world. In New York, the conference involved inevitable late nights working and long queues to get into sessions to discuss the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and... Read More

Vanuatu Diary: The Vanuatu Life of Brian

Published on 18th October 2014


Vanuatu Diary: The Vanuatu Life of Brian

Sunset in Savai'i

Published on 16th October 2014


Sunset in Savai'i

Savai'i is justifiably famous for its amazingly beautiful sunsets. At the resorts, tourists sip their pina coladas and taula beers, watching the sun set into the ocean as the staff beat the drums and light the lamps on the sand. Read More

Vanuatu Diary: week one, Thursday to Sunday

Published on 13th October 2014


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