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Irish NGO recognised for improving maternity care in Ethiopia
Voluntary Service Overseas Ireland has helped reduce child and maternal rates by as much as 12 per cent in some hospitals.
Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?
You could surprise yourself – and make a real difference.
Column: 'I came face to face with the reality of childbirth in Ethiopia'
Every year, 25,000 women die in childbirth in Ethiopia, writes Donnacha Maguire, who says money alone will not stop women from dying, only people working together will do that.
Column: In Ethiopia, ordinary Irish people doing extraordinary things in difficult circumstances
National Volunteering Week ends today. Here Donnacha Maguire, who is in Ethiopia, tells us about some of the work being done by Irish volunteers in the country.
Unconventional love story of the day: How one woman met her partner volunteering
Most people end up meeting their partners somewhere fairly ordinary. Not so for some of the Irish people who have found love while volunteering abroad…