Kirsten Krueger of FHI 360 delves into the complexities of population, health, and environment (PHE) terminology and its critical role in sustainable development. Drawing from her extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health, Krueger highlights the integration of climate change and environmental health into global health strategies, emphasizing their profound impact on economic revitalization and human well-being.

USAID-funded BUILD project launches PHED leadership program

The USAID-funded BUILD project is pleased to announce the first cohort of its global population, health, environment and development (PHED) leadership programme.


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This Q&A article is with People-Planet Connection Champion, Dr. Joan L. Castro, M.D., Executive Vice-President of PATH Foundation Philippines Inc., an organization renowned for its dedication to advancing health equity and innovation.
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Five Actions to Help Build Equitable Climate Resilience

The climate crisis demands nuanced, holistic, and equitable solutions that integrate approaches at the nexus of population, health, and gender, firmly grounded in local knowledge and needs.

People-Planet Connection Spotlight on Blue Ventures

This Q&A article is with People-Planet Connection Champion, Edith Ngunjiri, technical advisor for Health and Environment Partnerships at Blue Ventures.

Elements of Climate Resilience

Governments and communities can best adapt to climate change’s impacts with approaches that utilize population data in planning, reinforce agency for women and youth, and draw on local knowledge for contextual solutions.

Sustaining PHE Activities in Kenya and Uganda

On May 25, Knowledge SUCCESS hosted a webinar highlighting unique experiences implementing cross-sectoral integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) activities in Kenya and Uganda.

Spotlight on CHASE Africa

CHASE Africa is a UK-based non-governmental organization that empowers rural communities in Kenya and Uganda through mobile health and family planning outreach clinics, alongside sexual and reproductive health and rights education, and support with natural resource management.
Green Girls Platform leaders engage with community members in Malawi around issues affecting women and girls due to climate change. Photo courtesy of Green Girls Platform.

A New Approach for Climate Resilience

While the world’s wealthiest economies have largely driven greenhouse gas emissions through overconsumption, the effects of climate change are disproportionately felt by low- and middle-income countries, which bear the brunt of rising seas, extreme weather, drought, and desertification.

Reflections on a Practical Experience in Population, Health, Environment, and Development

When I started the Master of Public Health program at Johns Hopkins University, I thought I knew the ins and outs of my specialty. However, for my practical experience, I wanted to steer myself away from the ideologies I had already studied and follow a different path in order to build my competency across the dynamic field that is public health.

A Women-Led Approach to Building Resilience in Uganda

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The Rwenzori Center for Research and Advocacy, founded in 2010, is a Ugandan NGO that serves women, children, and adolescents in the poorest communities to help them access improved livelihoods, including better health care and education.


Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) is a registered Ugandan non-governmental organization that is driven by its mission to enable women and girls in rural fishing communities to effectively engage in socioeconomic and political development for sustainable livelihoods.


Wii Tuke Gender Initiative is a women- and youth-led organization in Northern Uganda’s Lira District (in the Lango sub-region) that uses technology and culture to empower women and girls from structurally silenced communities.


A new Knowledge SUCCESS learning brief documents the sustained impact of activities started under the Health of People and Environment–Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project.
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AFIDEP joins the global family planning community at ICFP 2022

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will be participating at the 6th International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP 2022), taking place in Pattaya City, Thailand from 14 to 17 November 2022.

Building Dialogue and Enhancing the Discussion around PHE/PED

Knowledge-sharing among individuals and groups is essential for elevating programmatic learnings. The People-Planet Connection Discourse was developed for just this purpose. Read about the virtual dialogues that PED/PHE partners have facilitated on a variety of topics.
Women from the Young Mothers Group meeting and getting family planning information from a community health worker. The program is supported by Reproductive Health Uganda, with the goal to empower the women in the group, and provide them with family planning information.

Making Contraceptives Accessible to Adolescent Youth in Northern Uganda

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Marie Stopes Uganda’s Gulu Light Outreach provides free mobile clinics that engage Northern Ugandan communities on reproductive health. Using peer-to-peer influence and outreach in markets and community centers, the team educates young people on contraceptives. It aims to spur family planning and support a culture that prioritizes the futures of its youth and the sustainability of its environment.

Malawi parliament commits to championing discourse and policies to integrate population dynamics for sustainable development

The National Assembly of Malawi has committed to championing parliamentary discourse and policies that aim to integrate population dynamics for sustainable development.

Five Things Every Youth Advocate Should Know

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As a young PHE advocate, it is important to find integrated and systemic approaches that increase people’s resilience and adaptation to climate emergencies. If you are a youth interested in undertaking your own advocacy journey, here are five things you should know in order to implement an effective advocacy campaign.

Expanding Access to Integrated Services for Underserved Populations

Parkers Mobile Clinic (PMC360) is a Nigerian non-profit organization that brings integrated health care services to the doorsteps of people in rural and remote areas. In this interview, Dr. Charles Umeh, the founder of Parkers Mobile Clinic, highlights the organization’s focus.

Engaging Côte d’Ivoire state and non-state actors on PED integration for sustainable development

The BUILD project undertook a mission to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire to meet key state and non-state actors and gather relevant insights to inform scheduled project activities in the country and the larger Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.
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World Environment 2022

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On this day, we must reinforce the message that governments, international organizations, and non‐governmental organizations should increase their efforts to enhance greater recognition of the interconnectedness of population, environment and development issues.
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The Inequities of Climate Change

As climate change continues to threaten the livelihoods and wellbeing of communities and ecosystems across the globe, development actors have enhanced and renewed their commitments to addressing climate change through risk mitigation, adaptation, and conservation efforts.
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In March 2021, Knowledge SUCCESS and Blue Ventures, a marine conservation organization, collaborated on the second in a series of community-driven dialogues on People-Planet Connection focused on PHE networks.

People-Planet Connection Provides More Ways to Share and Learn

On Earth Day 2021, Knowledge SUCCESS launched People-Planet Connection, an online platform focused on population, health, environment, and development (PHE/PED) approaches. Reflecting on the growth of this platform at the one-year mark, the platform now offers additional ways to share and exchange information.

Gender, Climate Change, and Solution-Driven Dialogue

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In September 2021, Knowledge SUCCESS and the Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE) Project launched the first in a series of community-driven dialogues on the People-Planet Connection Discourse platform exploring the links between population, health, and the environment.
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Advice on Creating a Network of PHE Partners

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We spoke to Madagascar PHE Network Coordinator Nantenaina Tahiry Andriamalala about how early population, health, and environment (PHE) successes have led to a rich network of organizations working to address health and conservation needs in tandem.
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Introducing People-Planet Connection

We are pleased to announce the launch of People-Planet Connection—a new learning and collaborative space co-created by and for global development professionals at the intersections between human population, health, and the environment (PHE).
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Population, Health, and Environment in the Philippines: A Rich History

A new publication highlights insights and themes from two decades of Population, Health, and Environment programming in the Philippines, sharing lessons for others involved in multisectoral approaches.
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Twin-Bakhaw: Connecting SRH to a Community’s Ecosystem — Part 2

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The Twin-Bakhaw project advocates for gender equity via sexual and reproductive health services among indigenous populations. This is part 2 of 2.
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Twin-Bakhaw: Connecting SRH to a Community’s Ecosystem — Part 1

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The Twin-Bakhaw project advocates for gender equity via sexual and reproductive health services among indigenous populations. This is part 1 of 2.
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Blog Post Fields

Health workers teach a Natural Resource Management group about family planning. Photo: Hen Mpoano.

Hen Mpoano: Building a Healthy Environment and Healthy Families at the Last Mile

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Ghanaian nonprofit Hen Mpoano implements and supports coastal and marine ecosystems governance projects and best practices.
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Which PHE Resources Are Right For You?

Whether you're new to PHE or a seasoned professional, finding relevant and reliable resources can be a daunting task. Our quick quiz will help you figure out where to start.
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20 Essential Resources for Population, Health, and Environment (PHE)

This new collection will provide the population, health, and environment community with quality, easy-to-find resources to foster knowledge exchange.