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Life appeal

Babies like Joshua are in urgent need of help

Your support could help train doctors and nurses to save lives. 

Donations will be distributed across all types of VSO’s work in health, education and livelihoods. Charity Registration 313757 (England and Wales) SCO39117 (Scotland).

Life appeal

Why VSO?

VSO volunteer Gerieke Zanberg attends to babies in the tight corridor in the NICU ward at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.

‘How can we choose which baby to save? We desperately need help so we can keep more babies alive.’ Gerieke, VSO Paediatric Nurse.

Mothers are suffering and babies are dying

Despite great progress in some of the world’s poorest countries, there are still children dying because they can’t see a doctor. 

But you can help in the battle to save the lives of babies like Joshua by donating today. 

At VSO we work with trained professionals (doctors, nurses, teachers and tradespeople) like Gerieke, who volunteer to share their skills and knowledge. 

Saving lives together

In Uganda, babies are dying in their mothers arms because there are so few trained staff to help them. 

VSO volunteer, Gerieke, lives and works alongside health workers in remote areas of Uganda. 

She trains local doctors and nurses and together they are fighting to save the lives of babies like Joshua.

But we need your help to train more doctors and nurses in some of the world’s poorest hospitals. 

Please help save the lives of children like Joshua by making a donation today. 

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VSO have been fighting poverty with communities in developing countries for 60 years and today we work in 24 countries around the world.

Your donation will ensure volunteers like Gerieke can deliver long-lasting change for the communities that need it most.