From everyone at VSO, we’d like to congratulate Dr. Jean Kaseya on his appointment as Director General at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
With over two decades of experience working in public health, including time at VSO as Chief of Party on a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded programme that established and strengthened Polio Emergency Operations Centers across sub-Saharan Africa , this is a huge win for the sector.
Speaking on the appointment, VSO’s Chief Executive Dr. Philip Goodwin commented: “It’s great to see someone like Dr. Jean Kaseya take on this position at Africa CDC. As someone who has worked alongside Volunteering for Development professionals in the health space, we hope that the power of volunteering can continue to support key efforts when responding effectively to disease threats and outbreaks.”
One concept that holds back the journey towards inclusivity is Othering. While it is not a term often thrown around in everyday conversation, its impact on our societies can be profound and far-reaching.
Outstanding performances, inspiring guest speakers and heartfelt speeches from our fantastic volunteers, the Volunteer Impact Awards had it all! Here are your highlights from the ceremony.
For many of us, education is something that we often take for granted. Providing quality education and access to education for all is a tool that has proven to build a cohesive and fairer society.