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From Manchester to Nepal

UK community nurse Cath Nixon explains how she used her skills in the mountains of Nepal.

I first heard about Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) when I was training to be a nurse 12 years ago during an international health convention I attended. VSO offers health professionals the opportunity to share their skills in developing countries. Once I had qualified as a community public health nurse in 2009, I felt that I had the relevant skills in community engagement to help communities abroad. This includes searching for health needs in a community, raising awareness of health needs, facilitating health enhancing activities, and influencing policy affecting health. As a health visitor I had skills in child health and development, maternal wellbeing and behaviour change theory that I was able to share overseas.

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