Volunteering after retirement: John gives something back in Cambodia
John's lifelong ambition to volunteer abroad was realised at 60, when he was offered a three-month stint in Cambodia with VSO. The placement made use of his valuable experience from a career as a consultant obstetrician to improve the healthcare services in three hospitals in obstetrics and gynaecology. It was challenging but rewarding and John, now 71, accepted a second VSO position in the country the following year.
I rushed my newborn to hospital on the back of a motorbike
Scovia Akello tells the story of her firstborn - currently in the neonatal intensive care unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda
We asked Ugandan nurse Betty why she loves her job – this is what she said
Nurse Betty Lamwaka, 36, is a nurse at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital in Uganda. Here she shares her experiences of working in a neonatal intensive care unit in and how support from volunteer Gerieke Zandberg has improved care for neonates.