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Volunteers play a key role in promoting public health and providing health care, including prevention of epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. From participating in community sanitation campaigns to donating time and resources for building hospitals, voluntary efforts can be seen in myriad forms.

We focus on various initiatives worldwide in which volunteers contribute towards building a healthy, better world. Also featured here are related events and resources, including opportunities for volunteer health workers.

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Through UNV’s Greater Involvement of People Living with or Affected by HIV/AIDS (GIPA) project in Cambodia, UN Volunteers work with local counterparts to sensitize staff of hospitals and government agencies on the issues faced by people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. They also recruit and train HIV-infected persons to volunteer in hospitals to support people living with HIV. At Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap province in north-western Cambodia, a mother feeds her HIV positive child a nutritious meal prepared by local volunteers. (Photo by UNV)Through UNV’s Greater Involvement of People Living with or Affected by HIV/AIDS (GIPA) project in Cambodia, UN Volunteers work with local counterparts to sensitize staff of hospitals and government agencies on the issues faced by people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. They also recruit and train HIV-infected persons to volunteer in hospitals to support people living with HIV. At Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap province in north-western Cambodia, a mother feeds her HIV positive child a nutritious meal prepared by local volunteers. (Photo by UNV)