Sustaining Health, Rights, and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin
Reflecting on the added value of a population, health, and environment (PHE) approach, this technical brief discusses implementation experience stemming from phase one of the Health of People and Environment-Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project. To counter the interconnected, multifaceted challenges that communities living in and around Lake Victoria Basin face, Pathfinder International—along with Ecological Christian Organization in Uganda, several environmental and health partners in Kenya, the Population Reference Bureau, and ExpandNet—implements the HoPE-LVB project in Uganda and Kenya. With funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, USAID, the Evidence to Action project, and the Barr Foundation, the HoPE-LVB project aims to reduce threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services. This publication explores project experience from phase one (2011-2014), and offers considerations for implementing a scalable, integrated PHE project.