The Vitol Foundation is supporting our community health programme in Madagascar, helping us to reduce maternal and child mortality, improve equitable access to quality primary healthcare, and strengthen the national health system.
The Madagascar Ministry of Public Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique) endorses our community health programme, and we are working to integrate it within their system. We attend regular coordination meetings with Ministry officials, local public health centre staff and partner health agencies in order to harmonise service coverage.
Marie Stopes Madagascar offers long-acting reversible contraceptives in the Velondriake and Belo sur Mer areas as part of our community health programme, and we are working together through the Madagascar Population-Health-Environment Network to support other conservation organisations to address the unmet family planning needs of their partner communities.
JSI manages Mahefa Miaraka, a five-year USAID-funded project implemented with Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health, strengthening the public health system to support community health workers to provide quality healthcare to isolated communities. Blue Ventures is partnering with Mahefa Miaraka in the Menabe and Melaky regions, and recently started exploring opportunities for collaboration in the Diana region.
Mahefa Miaraka is a five-year USAID-funded project managed by JSI with Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health, strengthening the public health system to support community health workers to provide quality healthcare to isolated communities. Blue Ventures is partnering with Mahefa Miaraka in the Menabe and Melaky regions, and recently started exploring opportunities for collaboration in the Diana region.
USAID Mikolo is a five-year project implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and its local partners to improve access to community-based health services and promote the adoption of healthy behaviours. Blue Ventures is partnering with USAID Mikolo in southwest Madagascar to train community health volunteers in the management of childhood illnesses.
Population Services International provided the initial training for our community-based distributors of contraceptives in the Velondriake area, and ensures a reliable supply chain for health products in both Velondriake and Belo sur Mer as part of our community health programme.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has supported the development of the Velondriake locally managed marine area since 2007, and is currently supporting all of our LMMAs in Madagascar in addition to the development of Madagascar’s national LMMA network.
EKCT provides support for the PHE network in Madagascar, through which Blue Ventures exchanges learning with other environmental and health organisations.
The Segal Family Foundation is supporting our work increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services for communities in the Barren Isles – Madagascar’s largest locally managed marine area.
The Rufford Foundation provides support to our efforts scaling up our integrated approach to marine conservation and community health, and also supports our work in Belize. Previously they have supported our turtle research in southwest Madagascar.
Blue Ventures is a member of the UK-based Population & Sustainability Network, which promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights as a critical element of sustainable development.
Blue Ventures is a member of the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA), which exists to raise awareness about the connections between population dynamics, reproductive health and rights, the environment and sustainable development.
The Population Reference Bureau has supported our attendance at several international family planning and Population-Health-Environment (PHE) conferences, and recently featured our work in a multimedia PHE presentation targeting policy makers.