Working Holistically

1
Aug

Global Health Alliance: From Townsville to Tuvalu

In a recent report from Global Health Alliance Australia covering health and climate change in the Australia and Asia Pacific regions, Blue Ventures' partnership with Marie Stopes Timor-Leste is used as a case study to illustrate effective health-environment integration. The integrated programming – which focused on health, conservation, alternative livelihoods, and empowering women and communities ...
1
Jul

Save Our Seas: In conversation with Alasdair Harris

In the 10th issue of the Save Our Seas Magazine, Alasdair Harris is interviewed about Blue Ventures' approach to supporting community-based natural resource management. The real moment that draws us to conservation, says Alasdair Harris, is one of empathy and recognition that this is as much a story about people’s survival, identity and future as it ...
11
Jul

Blog: Beyond population: reaffirming our rights-led approach to marine conservation

On World Population Day, Blue Ventures joins 150 leading conservation and health organisations to pledge support for a taboo-busting campaign called Thriving Together Read the full post: Beyond population: reaffirming our rights-led approach to marine conservation
12
Jun

Blog: Using smartphones to improve community health

For community health workers in remote parts of Madagascar, smartphones can be a real game changer Read the full post: Using smartphones to improve community health
3
Jun

Blog: Health for all: putting words into action

Celebrating World Health Day with communities and partners in northwest Madagascar Read the full post: Health for all: putting words into action This post is also available in French
25
Mar

Blog: The role of Safidy: reflecting on Blue Ventures’ community health programme

Why does a marine conservation organisation work in community health? Read the full post: The role of Safidy: reflecting on Blue Ventures’ community health programme
17
Jan

Blog: Family planning: a holistic issue

Njaka and Nantenaina travel to Rwanda to find that they're not alone in seeing the links between family planning and environmental conservation. Read the full post: Family planning: a holistic issue
14
Dec

PRB: Safidy can improve family planning outcomes by using HIPs

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has released a web feature and short film about Blue Ventures' community health programme – known in Madagascar as Safidy, the Malagasy word for 'choice'. This programme supports the ability of all people to freely choose the number and spacing of their births, and aligns with three of PRB's High Impact Practices (HIPs) ...
15
Aug

Blog: Progress, experience, and passion: 11 years of supporting community health services in Madagascar

11 years ago today, Blue Ventures made the decision to diversify its approach and support local health service provision. In this blog Nick Reed-Krase reflects on the development, accomplishments and future of the Safidy programme. Read the full post: Progress, experience, and passion: 11 years of supporting community health services in Madagascar
24
Jul

K4Health: Passion with Purpose

In 2017, the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, a project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), conducted a three-day storytelling workshop in Madagascar in collaboration with USAID Madagascar and Blue Ventures. This workshop gave members of the Madagascar PHE Network an opportunity to improve their knowledge management and storytelling skills, and to share their stories with ...
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