People-Planet Connection is a learning and collaborative space for global development professionals who are interested in the intersections between human population, health, and the environment.
Population, Health, and Environment
The BALANCED (USAID Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development) Project project aims to advance and support wider use of effective Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approaches worldwide.
Wadata means “prosperity” in Hausa, and represents the vision of collaborating with individuals, households, communities and government as co-creators to generate growth.
BRIDGE is a five-year project (2015-2020) managed by USAID’s E3 Forestry and Biodiversity Office. The project advances the second goal of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy, to “integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development.”
The Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT) activity works to protect endangered chimpanzee populations, safeguard their habitat through effective land use planning, and empower local communities by supporting more productive and sustainable livelihoods in the Gombe-Masito-Ugalla (GMU) landscape.
The Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project was developed to promote “a complete status of well-being” of individuals and families by converging activities related to the three sectors of population, health and environment."
This study supports the importance of including Family Planning /Maternal and Child Health as part of integrated projects to enhance resilience. The paper identifies components of resilience that could be measured in Population Health and the Environment (PHE) and other integrated development projects, and uses data from a PHE project in western Tanzania to measure resilience and better understand the links between resilience and family planning.
MULTI-SBC provides easy access to relevant tools for integrating social and behavior change (SBC) with existing family planning programs and with fields related to family planning. MULTI-SBC is the starting point for family planning practitioners looking to integrate their programs with new sectors or sectors that they may not be familiar with.
The FHI 360 PROGRESS project (2008-13) added to the evidence base on multi-sector integration, providing guidance on how development organizations can successfully expand their program model to include family planning services.
This manual provides guidance for field-based conservation practitioners in developing countries on integrating health and family planning into community conservation projects.