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  • BALANCED Project Announces New Report on PHE Situation Analysis in Saandani National Park Area, Tanzania
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:23

    The BALANCED Project recently released a new report entitled, "Population, Health, Environment Situational Analysis for the Saadani National Park Area, Tanzania." This study summarizes the results of a behavioral monitoring system (BMS) conducted in Tanzania in June 2009. The study was co-sponsored by the BALANCED Project and the Sustainable Coastal Communities and Ecosystems (SUCCESS) Project. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), these projects are implemented by the Tanzania Coastal Management Partnership (TCMP), serving as a catalyst for effective and sustainable change that both safeguards coastal resource assets and improves the quality of life for those who live and work along the coast.

    Please visit the report at

  • Conservation through Public Health and the BALANCED Project Announce New PHE Champions Profiles from Uganda
    Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 17:43

    Please visit the PHE Toolkit to read more about two dynamic PHE champions in Uganda, working with Conservation through Public Health.

    Mrs. Ruth Siyage is a Population, Health and Enviroment (PHE) champion, promoting family planning and livelihoods for a healthy environment in Uganda.  Her story is at

    Mr. Sam Rugaba is community conservation health worker in Uganda, where he promotes childhood education and encourages family planning in order to help communities protect natural resources. Sam's profile is found at

    For more information, please visit

  • The BALANCED Project Launches New Initiative to Integrate Family Planning and Reproductive Health into Marine Conservation in the Philippines
    Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 09:22

    Please see the project announcement about the new BALANCED initiative in the Philippines to increase access to health services in marine biodiviersity areas in four provinces. With support from USAID/Philippines, BALANCED partner PATH Foundation Philippines Inc (PFPI) will work with Local Government Units (LGUs) on this latest Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Project.

    Please see the Resources page of the BALANCED website for the revised announcement posted December 31, 2010.

  • New PHE 101 Bibliography Available on PHE Toolkit
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 07:57

    The BALANCED Project is pleased to announce the publication of a new resource called the PHE 101 Bibliography.

    The purpose of this document is to provide people who have limited experience with or exposure to Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approaches with a brief, illustrative sample of documents describing the basic elements of a PHE project. The documents listed provide an overview of the rationale for PHE programs, basic program design and monitoring components, and select country examples of successful programs. These documents are included as part of the PHE Toolkit. Given the magnitude of existing resources, only documents dated 2000 to present are included.

    We plan to update this list on a quarterly basis and welcome your suggestions for additional resources. For example, we will add in the recent IPOPCORM operations research article from the Environmental Conservation journal once it is available in print.

  • Check out the new BALANCED Newsletter Issue 2: PHE Approaches and Links to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
    Saturday, December 18, 2010 - 12:39

    The Fall 2010 issue of the BALANCED Newsletter examines the links between PHE approaches and climate change mitigation and adaptation, because of the increasing global and national attention on the growing threat of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the impacts of climate change on communities, and interventions to address these impacts.

    This second issue contains five articles on: 1) the broad links between climate change and opportunities for PHE projects and practitioners to address climate change in their work and vice versa—i.e., for PHE approaches to inform climate change adaptation approaches; 2) an evolving institutional approach to addressing PHE and climate change adaptation at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF); 3) a vulnerability assessment in Tanzania and potential links between a community-based coastal adaptation initiative and PHE activities; 4) a synthesis of a Batelle Memorial Institute commissioned report by CDM International Inc. and USAID describing the state of the science on glacial melt in the Asia Near East region and how integrated approaches can help reduce climate change impacts in the region; and 5) an overview of the Ethio-Wetlands and Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) PHE Project in Ethiopia which is   helping to meet climate change objectives.

    To read further, please visit the PHE Toolkit at