BALANCED Newsletter

The April 2012 BALANCED newsletter highlights how PHE approaches contribute to the progess towards three Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on Gender Equality, Chilld and Maternal Health, and Environmental Sustainability. The introductory article calls on the international development community to: promote  the value of integrated PHE approaches in international policy dialogues; increase support for universal access to family planning and reproductive health services; and foster creative international financing policies to better link health, development and conservation.  (download PDF)

The Summer 2011 isse of the BALANCED Newsletter examines the link between PHE approaches and livelihoods.  In recognition of the need and/or the "fit" for PHE projects to address a wider array of real life topics this issue of the BALANCED newsletter includes four articles that focus on the topic of PHE and livelihoods.  The articles describe how livelihoods have been integrated into environmental conservation in Zambia, Ethiopia, and Madagascar.   (download PDF)

The Fall 2010 issue of the BALANCED Newsletter examines the link between PHE approaches and climate change mitigation and adaptation. 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.  (download PDF)

The Spring 2010 issue of the BALANCED Newsletter provides an overview of diverse PHE approaches implemented by WWF in Kenya, Blue Ventures in Madagascar, PFPI in the Philippines and Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) in Uganda. Learn more here (download PDF).