Twenty health and environmental organisations in Madagascar – including Blue Ventures – have signed the world’s very first PHE quality charter, signalling their commitment to rights-based PHE partnerships designed to improve the health of people and the environment.
Madagascar’s PHE movement has been growing rapidly since the creation of a national PHE network in July 2014, with PHE partnerships flourishing in remote areas of marine and terrestrial biodiversity across the country. More than 185,000 people in these rural zones are now benefiting from increased access to family planning and other health services, while being supported to diversify their livelihoods and manage their natural resources sustainably.
Nantenaina Andriamalala, coordinator of the Madagascar PHE Network, comments:
“This is an important moment for Madagascar’s PHE movement – we now have a shared set of quality standards that we can use to ensure we’re delivering maximum benefits to people, their health and the environment. We also hope that this PHE quality charter will inspire members of the international PHE community to look at their own PHE initiatives and reflect on the quality of their work. Indeed this PHE quality charter could be taken up by PHE networks in other countries – we’d love to see it being used beyond Madagascar.”
Other organisations to have already signed the charter include Marie Stopes Madagascar, WWF, WCS, Conservation International, and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
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