Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Rural Health and Women’s Leadership in Lusaka, Zambia

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Now in the final months of their placements in Lusaka, Zambia, Emma and Stephen Yates have contributed on two fronts to the Palms Vision. Stephen, a Senior MO, gives his account of the challenges faced by a fledgling referral hospital team -including fears should the Ebola epidemic spread- ¬†while Emma speaks of her experience assisting […]

Deeper relationships

Volunteering can be exhausting, but being part of a pride can help.

Emma and Stephen Yates share their story of observing the local ways and taking the time to consider their decisions. Sometimes this involves following local rules around gender and sometimes demonstrating an alternative.

Health and Gender

Catherine and Emma in the Lusaka Gender office

Stephen and Emma Yates explain what their roles as a volunteer doctor and gender justice advocate entail.


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