Sustainable development: Lessons from Population, Health, and Environment projects in East Africa

December 12, 2013

SOURCE: DSW

PSN network member, DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung) has released a new briefing on its Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) project in East Africa. The briefing shares lessons and useful recommendations to refine the PHE development framework.

 

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The briefing, 'Sustainable development in East Africa: Lessons from four Population, Health, and Environment Projects', features insights from four ongoing PHE projects in East Africa—two led by Pathfinder International and two by DSW and provides useful recommendations to refine the Population, Health, and Environment development framework.

The aim of PHE projects is to improve access to reproductive and other health services for vulnerable populations in rural and ecologically threatened areas, and also empowering these communities to better manage their natural resources.

The PHE approach proposes that close collaboration and coordination across multiple sectors contributes to holistic results—people with improved health outcomes, diversified livelihoods, and stronger, more sustainable ecosystems.

Read DSW's new briefing: 'Sustainable development in East Africa: Lessons from four Population, Health, and Environment Projects'.