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UNV Midwife Trainer with UNFPA in Haiti, Annick Coulibaly, from Côte d’Ivoire, attends to a newborn at the Clinic Sonub, Petit Place Cazeau. (UNV, 2012)
World Health Day 2014
07 April 2014
Bonn, Germany: World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7 to mark the importance of health for people to be productive and happy. The day, which marks the founding of the World Health Organization, provides an occasion to draw worldwide attention each year to a subject of major importance to global health.

Read about some of the UN Volunteers who are carrying out assignments in the health sector, helping achieve Millennium Development Goals to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health and combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, and addressing many other health issues around the world. Visit site
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Mirsade Salihu (right) teaches a literacy and numeracy class for girls at The Ideas Partnership’s Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje centre. As Salihu describes it, her passion for education and learning never left, but she was abruptly forced to halt her studies during the region's conflict of the 1990s. “I woke up when I started my education again,” she says. And her excitement to jump back into learning seems to translate into her teaching, for which she clearly has a natural aptitude. (Sarah Murphy, 2014)
Making changes through education
23 April 2014
Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, Kosovo: Inside the classroom, ten young teenage girls sit among four rows of old wooden tables. Pens in hand and eyes on the blackboard, the girls are oblivious to the laughter and community chatter emanating from the street outside. Their teacher is Mirsade Salihu. A 36-year-old mother of three and active member of her local community, Salihu is one of the volunteers that is part of a project supported by UNV and implemented by The Ideas Partnership to empower Roma/Ashkali/Egyptian communities in Kosovo. Read
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Emergency obstetric care during height of South Sudan crisis
07 April 2014
Dr. Simon Bagumaho, a UNV Medical Officer assigned to UNMISS at Bentiu, sets off on a field visit to Yei, in South Sudan. (Bernaflor Pujanes, UNMISS Medevac Coordinator, 2014)
Bentiu, South Sudan: As a UNV Medical Officer attached to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Level I Clinic in Bentiu, Dr. Simon Bagumaho, is challenged daily to carry medical procedures normally beyond the scope of the health facility.  In this in-depth Volunteer Voice,  Dr. Bagumaho reflects on how he and his medical team have risen to these challenges. Read
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