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Leaving No Woman Behind

Leaving No Woman Behind

To ensure ‘No woman is left behind’, the VWB VETS project has given specific focus to equipping women with skills and knowledge on improved dairy farm management.

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Youth Empowerment in Dairy Farming

Youth Empowerment in Dairy Farming

Meaningful youth engagement in agriculture is key to the improvement of the social wellbeing of communities as it plays a critical role in enhancing food security.

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Volunteer report: Northern Canada adventure renews passion for these veterinarians

Volunteer report: Northern Canada adventure renews passion for these veterinarians

Over 16 days, a small group of volunteer veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists travelled to three communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut region of Canada.

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Gender Advisor in Vietnam

Gender Advisor in Vietnam

Kavitha Sriparamananthan shares insight into their role as a Gender Advisor in Vietnam at the Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development. 

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Building Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Building Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Kavitha Sriparamananthan shares insight into their role as a Gender Advisor in Vietnam at the Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development. 

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Updates From a National Volunteer in Ghana

Updates From a National Volunteer in Ghana

A national VETS volunteer, Ebenezer Ghamli,  shares his experience teaching rural communities in Ghana about COVID-19 safety.

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A Collaborate Effort in Uganda Leads to Sustainable Change

A Collaborate Effort in Uganda Leads to Sustainable Change

Volunteer Nikki Sheedy shares her experience in Uganda as a second-time volunteer with Veterinarians Without Borders. 

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VWB/VSF Volunteer Insight In the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

VWB/VSF Volunteer Insight In the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

Volunteer Shauna Richards shares her insight on the importance of the work Veterinarians Without Borders is doing, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Working with Vietnamese Scientists to Support Local Efforts in Reducing Disease Emergence

Working with Vietnamese Scientists to Support Local Efforts in Reducing Disease Emergence

Dr. Janna Schurer shares her experience working in Vietnam and creating a network of scientists with a focus on managing the threats of disease emergence.

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Importance of Livestock Health Efforts Following COVID-19 in Rural Ghana

Importance of Livestock Health Efforts Following COVID-19 in Rural Ghana

Dr. Joseph Ansong-Danquah explains the importance of on-the-ground volunteer work that supports farmers engaged in animal production in Ghana. 

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First week in Meru, Kenya

First week in Meru, Kenya

Four Canadian volunteers share the story of their first week with Veterinarians Without Borders in Meru, Kenya.

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Stories From Around The World

Leaving No Woman Behind

Leaving No Woman Behind

To ensure ‘No woman is left behind’, the VWB VETS project has given specific focus to equipping women with skills and knowledge on improved dairy farm management.

Read more

Youth Empowerment in Dairy Farming

Youth Empowerment in Dairy Farming

Meaningful youth engagement in agriculture is key to the improvement of the social wellbeing of communities as it plays a critical role in enhancing food security.

Read more

Volunteer report: Northern Canada adventure renews passion for these veterinarians

Volunteer report: Northern Canada adventure renews passion for these veterinarians

Over 16 days, a small group of volunteer veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists travelled to three communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut region of Canada.

Read more

  • I loved being placed in Ghana and believe I made a significant impact to the communities.
    - Madison Russel

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