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Wilson Center Event Highlights Results, Experiences From Integrated Approach To Population, Health, Environment In East Africa

Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program’s “New Security Beat”: HoPE for Sustainable Development: Results From an Integrated Approach in East Africa
Sreya Panuganti, an intern with the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, discusses the work of the Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin initiative (HoPE-LVB), an intervention supported by Pathfinder International, the MacArthur Foundation, and the Packard Foundation, and centered around population, health, and environment (PHE). “Speaking at [a] Wilson Center [event] on June 21, Pamela Onduso, a senior technical adviser on youth advocacy and partnership at Pathfinder International Kenya, defined PHE as ‘an integrated approach to improve access to health services, especially family planning and sexual and reproductive health, while at the same time helping communities to manage natural resources and conserve the critical ecosystems on which they depend.'” The intervention is currently in its third year of a five-year funding cycle; the next two years will focus on bringing the program to scale (7/11).