Community Health

28
Dec

Blog: The Village Outreach Tour: Catalysing conversations with isolated communities

The Blue Ventures outreach team recently competed their second tour of 2016, engaging 32 coastal communities from southwest Madagascar in conversations about sexual and reproductive health, water purification and natural resource management. Read the full post: The Village Outreach Tour: Catalysing conversations with isolated communities
20
Dec

DW: What do fishing and family planning have in common?

"In many parts of the developing world, contraception and family planning are sensitive issues. But what happens when communities ask for it themselves?" DW have published an article covering our holistic population-health-environment approach, including why gender equality is fundamental to community-led conservation. Read the full article here: What do fishing and family planning have in ...
12
Dec

CNN: When the coral disappears, so will they

John D. Sutter, a columnist for CNN Opinion, recently spent a week with Blue Ventures staff in Southwest Madagascar to write a story about climate change, coral bleaching, and the impact that these changes have on coastal communities. "Research indicates nearly all the world's coral reefs could be lost by 2050... and 275 million people depend on ...
19
Oct

Blog: Helping Babies Breathe: reducing neonatal mortality in Velondriake

Volunteer medic Emily Clark revisits Andavadoaka with Dr Alison Leaf to train public health staff in vital neonatal care. Read the full post: Helping Babies Breathe: reducing neonatal mortality in Velondriake
12
Oct

Blog: Testing the waters: exploring the potential for PHE in South East Asia

Our Medical Director, Dr Vik Mohan, recently visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste to see whether coastal communities there would be interested in Blue Ventures’ integrated health and environment approach. Read the full post: Testing the waters: exploring the potential for PHE in South East Asia
10
Aug

Blog: Belioness: 15 women, seven communities, four languages, one vision

The Belioness lionfish jewelry group gather from across Belize to develop a shared vision for their social enterprise; United women, empowered communities, and a healthy, beautiful reef. Read the full post: Belioness: 15 women, seven communities, four languages, one vision
28
Jun

Partnership with USAID Mikolo enhances health-environment work in southwest Madagascar

Blue Ventures has signed a partnership agreement with USAID Mikolo to increase access to child health services for remote coastal communities in southwest Madagascar, as part of our integrated health-environment programme in the area. In a region where 1 in 13 children dies before their fifth birthday, this new collaboration is a critical step for advancing community-based management of preventable illnesses, ...
10
Jun

News Deeply: Eco Volunteers Fill Healthcare Gap in Madagascar

Blue Ventures' community health work is featured in the article 'Eco Volunteers Fill Healthcare Gap' in Madagascar in the online magazine News Deeply.
18
May

Blog: Working across sectors for real change

Our holistic approach to marine conservation involves public health professionals, fisheries specialists, aquaculture technicians and community organisers. Bringing together such diverse talents and skills to enable interdisciplinary work requires cross-training! Read the full post: Working across sectors for real change.
16
May

Blog: New beginnings across the Mozambique Channel

Support partnerships with the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Peace Parks Foundation are set to integrate community health services into coastal resource management efforts in two of Mozambique’s most critical marine ecosystems Read the full post: New beginnings across the Mozambique Channel
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