Postponed: Improving Health and the Environment Through Integrated System Approaches

March 06, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Event Co-sponsors: 
Asia Program

This event is postponed due to inclement weather. Check back for a new date.

Today’s health and environment issues are complex and interconnected. By embracing holistic viewpoints and finding commonalities in problem-solving, organizations like Health in Harmony (HIH) and Pathfinder’s SCIP (Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming) have successfully and sustainably tackled seemingly un-related health and environment issues in Indonesia and Mozambique. This panel will highlight examples of integrated system approaches in both programs and will share best practices for combining development projects in health and non-health technical areas.

Pathfinder’s SCIP program operates in the Nampula Province of Mozambique and combines solutions that span HIV prevention; reproductive health and family planning; home-based care for the chronically ill; orphans and vulnerable children support; maternal and child health; and conservation farming via youth development. Similarly, HIH makes it possible for families in the Gunung Palung National Park area of Indonesia to access high-quality healthcare through conservation-oriented, non-cash means, including bartering, green credits, and environmental protection incentives. HIH’s recent survey results indicate long-term solutions that maintain healthy families and healthy natural environments.

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5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • Strengthening Communities through Integrated Programming Project Director, Pathfinder Mozambique
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