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Assisting the island nation in improving the standard of health care delivery
07 April 2015
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: I have been working as a United Nations Volunteer doctor in Trinidad and Tobago since November, 2014. I am just one amongst the 29 medical UN Volunteers supposed to be assigned to Trinidad and Tobago and our target is to assist the island nation in improving the standard of health care delivery by addressing the current shortage of doctors in the country. This is not my first assignment since I have served as a United Nation Volunteer in the war ravaged of the Democratic Republic of Congo and in the freezing mountains in the fringes of the Kingdom of Lesotho. Read
Shahd El-Swerki (left), national UN Volunteer - Communications Assistant at UNDP Gaza, visited the cancer care centre and joined the women from the centre in sewing breast prosthetics which are distributed for free to female cancer patients. (Photo: UNV State of Palestine, 2015)
Being part of a story
06 April 2015
Gaza, State of Palestine: A number of Palestinian women living with cancer and female survivors of cancer have been volunteering their time to sew low-cost breast prosthetics to be distributed to women for free through the support of the Aid and Hope Programme for Cancer Patient Care. The slogan for the cancer care centre - ‘this life is mine, and I will live it’ – was inspired from the experiences of the Head of the Hope Programme’s Association, Mrs Eman Shenan, who is a survivor of breast cancer. I had the opportunity to work with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Field Unit in Gaza to organise a ceremony honouring Mrs Shenan and 50 female breast cancer survivors. Read
   
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29 United Nations Volunteers Medical Doctors (General Practitioner) provide their support to the Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago to improve the standard of health care delivery at primary health care centres, like this one in Tabaquite. (Photo: UNV Trinidad and Tobago, 2015)
29 UNV Medical Doctors provide support to the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago
03 April 2015
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: 29 United Nations Volunteers Medical Doctors (General Practitioner) provide their support to the Ministry of Health Trinidad and Tobago. Health care delivery in Trinidad and Tobago is patterned after the British Firm system where health care is provided through major hospitals, smaller regional hospitals as well as health clinics, which service the out-lying areas. Read
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