VSO Scotland

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Member type

Contact's name
Pamela Woodburn

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Areas of partnership


Scottish local authority
City of Edinburgh Council

VSO has two main projects in Malawi, both of which are new:,1)Ntcheu Maternal Health project, funded by the Scottish Government Malawi Development Programme for the period 2012/13 to 2014/25.,With the support of 4 international volunteers, the aim of this project is to improve the skills of clinical staff, specifically midwives, to promote maternal services and to improve the knowledge and health seeking behaviour of communities in two Traditional Authorities of Ntcheu District.,,2)Funded via Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET), a maternal health project which will send 37 midwife and nurse tutors to work in 7 nurse training institutions located predominantly in rural under-served areas; and 6 Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS)/IT advisors to work in the Ministry of Health zonal offices,,VSO Malawi has been working directly with partners and communities in Malawi for over 40 years. VSO Malawi opened in 1964 by placing volunteers in selected secondary schools and, later, clinical lecturers in Malawi College of Health Sciences. VSOs work in Malawi has matured over the last 47 years, from being a purely technical support organsiation to a leading development organisation. Currently, VSO Malawi has a total of 18 staff, 55 international volunteers and one national volunteer. VSOs main partner is the government of Malawi, with whom we are working at all levels, from the Office of the President and Cabinet, the Ministry Headquarters of various ministries and through to local communities. We are also working with different civil society organisations, the public sector and NGOs,

Location in Scotland