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Kusoma Haraka Wakati wa Kusoma: 2 dakika

Watendaji Wanapima Athari za Mitandao ya PHE

Promoting, Collaborating, and Implementing Cross-Sectoral Programs

Mwezi Machi 2022, Maarifa MAFANIKIO na Blue Ventures, shirika la uhifadhi wa baharini, collaborated on the second in a series of community-driven dialogues on Muunganisho wa Sayari ya Watu. Lengo: to uncover and amplify the learnings and impact of five national PHE networks. Learn what network members from Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagaska, Uganda, and the Philippines shared during the three-day dialogue.

The Importance of Networks in PHE Programs

Idadi ya watu, Health and Environment (PHE) networks consist of organizations and institutions—most often in the conservation and health sectors—who acknowledge the interlinkages between the health of communities and that of the environment. They come together to implement an integrated PHE approach toward sustainably improving the health of communities and conserving the environment.

A Peace Corps Volunteer plants seedlings with his students.
Mikopo: Peace Corps.

Blue Ventures (BV) has been implementing the PHE approach for more than a decade and a half. The marine conservation organization has witnessed how cross-sectoral collaborations maximize community-level impact. As a member of the PHE Network in Madagascar, BV has been collaborating with health organizations within this network to improve access to health services for coastal communities in Madagascar. PHE networks offer a great platform for various organizations to unite and integrate health-environment activities in an impactful way. It is, kwa hiyo, important for them to thrive. This dialogue was focused on bringing together various PHE networks for a knowledge-sharing session that included:

  • Establishing collaborative and impactful PHE networks.
  • Understanding the various PHE models.
  • Sharing what has worked and what has not worked in various contexts.

Learnings Shared During the Dialogue

The three-day dialogue provided rich information-sharing across the national PHE networks as well as for those considering the establishment of a new network in their setting. We synthesized those learnings and key takeaways into The Impact of PHE Networks, an interactive site that summarizes the value of PHE networks, how they operate, and what lessons have been learned along the way.

The Participating PHE Networks

  • PHE Ethiopia Consortium, Dialogue Lead: Endashaw Mogessie.
  • Madagascar PHE Network, Dialogue Lead: Nantenaina Andriamalala.
  • Kenya PHE Network, Dialogue Leads: Doreen Othero, Felix Otiato.
  • Philippines PHE Network, Dialogue Leads: Faith Bacon, Dk. John Castro, Naida Pasion, Norma Pongan.
  • Uganda PHE Network, Dialogue Leads: Charles Kabiswa, Raymond Ruyoka.
Dugongs, aina ya mamalia wakubwa wa baharini, ikitolewa na jumuiya ya Maliangin, Malaysia ndani ya hifadhi ya bahari ya Maliangin.
Edith Ngunjiri

Mshauri wa Kiufundi, Blue Ventures

Edith Ngunjiri is a technical advisor, Health-Environment Partnerships, working with Blue Ventures (BV), where she supports the integration of health-related interventions within BV’s marine conservation programs. Her interests lie broadly in the link between population health and the environment, sexual and reproductive health as well as facilitating effective partnerships for maximum impact. She holds a BSc. in Environmental Health and an MSc. in Public Health and has been working in various health-integrated programs since 2011.

Elizabeth Tully

Afisa Programu Mwandamizi, Maarifa MAFANIKIO / Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano

Elizabeth (Liz) Tully ni Afisa Mkuu wa Programu katika Kituo cha Johns Hopkins cha Mipango ya Mawasiliano. Anaunga mkono juhudi za usimamizi wa maarifa na programu na ushirikiano wa ushirikiano, pamoja na kuendeleza maudhui ya kuchapisha na kidijitali, ikijumuisha matumizi shirikishi na video za uhuishaji. Masilahi yake ni pamoja na upangaji uzazi/afya ya uzazi, ushirikiano wa idadi ya watu, afya, na mazingira, na kusambaza na kuwasiliana habari katika miundo mipya na ya kusisimua. Liz ana digrii ya B.S. katika Sayansi ya Familia na Wateja kutoka Chuo Kikuu cha West Virginia na imekuwa ikifanya kazi katika usimamizi wa maarifa ya upangaji uzazi tangu wakati huo 2009.

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