The lasting shadow of Ebola: The virus that killed the carers
In 2014 Sierra Leone experienced a devastating outbreak of the Ebola virus. It killed almost 4,000 people. In March 2016, the outbreak was declared over, but the impact the virus had on the country’s fragile health system will be felt for years to come.
“I got a motorbike to the hospital to deliver my baby”
Fatu Conteh, 18, gave birth to baby girl Mariama six months ago and shares her story here.
Sharing skills saves lives, in a country still living with the impact of Ebola
Dr Padma is a GP from London, who is volunteering at Makeni Regional Referral Hospital in Sierra Leone. In a country still reeling from Ebola, she tells us it's often skills, not supplies, that save lives.
Mother Mbalu names baby boy after dedicated Community Health Officer
Mbalu Kamara, was so pleased with the care she received from Community Health Officer Andrew Sesay, she named her baby boy after him.
Six inspiring volunteers still changing the world
These volunteers are still dedicating their time to supporting the communities they volunteered in.
What US climate pact withdrawal could mean for the world
On World Environment Day, we look at President Trump's latest bold move and its potentional impact on our planet.
John Stops: Reflections on three decades of service to VSO
John Stops made an indelible mark working with hundreds of volunteers on VSO programmes in more than 20 countries.
Now 72, John has recently completed a 200-mile walk from VSO’s office in London towards retirement in the UK at his home in Abergavenny, raising funds in memory of a much-loved VSO colleague.
Going above and beyond to save lives
Andrew Sesay is a Community Health Officer at Binkolo clinic, Sierra Leone. He’s often the first point of call for the thousands of people living in the community.
Supporting smallholder farmers in Bangladesh: A photo essay
Along with a group of 16 international volunteers, Steph’s been working with marginalised groups of smallholder farmers to support them to grow. Her photo diary of what's been an intense month.