FHI 360 has listed Blue Ventures’ PHE approach and results as an example of promising and important integrated development in their Research & Evaluation blog.
Blue Ventures was founded as a marine conservation program. Yet after listening to several of the coastal communities they work with in Madagascar, they came to understand the key linkages people perceived between access to key health services like family planning and their ability to engage productively in economic and environmental activities. In response, Blue Ventures then built reproductive health services directly into their ongoing marine conservation program.
The article also references the recently published paper showing that Blue Ventures’ integrated PHE programme has led to contraceptive uptake and fertility decline.
Read the full article here: FHI 360: Research on integrated development ~ these are a few of my favourite things
Explore how Blue Ventures’ holistic approach also increases community resilience to climate change.