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UNV Medical Officer Dr. Meroni Abraham, stationed in Malakal with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, treats patients at the UNMISS Level 1 Clinic and is the focal point for UN Volunteers there. (Issac Alebe Avoro, UNMISS Public Information Office, 2013)
Video captures UNV Medical Officer Dr. Meroni Abraham on duty at UNMISS civilian protection site in Malakal
07 April 2014
Malakal, South Sudan:

A recent UN video captured UNV Medical Officer Dr. Meroni Abraham going about his duties in the aftermath of the violent clashes to recapture  Malakal, the capital city of oil-rich Upper Nile State, South Sudan, from the rebels.  Dr. Abraham served in Malakal throughout the conflict, taking only a few days off due to his commitment to support the people of South Sudan, and despite his incredible responsibilities, is the focal point for UN Volunteers in Malakal. Read

   
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World Health Day 2014
07 April 2014
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)
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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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)
Emergency obstetric care during height of South Sudan crisis
07 April 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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