People-Planet Connection Champions
This website relies on the active engagement of the PED/PHE community. We work with People-Planet Connection Champions to ensure the resources are current and the site remains active. In this role, champions commit to sharing new resources, contributing to discussions, and ensuring website awareness among their networks. If you are interested in contributing as a champion, please contact us.
Working on integrated programs we can responds to the multifaceted challenges faced by isolated communities. Only by working in such a holistic way can we unlock real change for people, their health and the environment.
Tess E. McLoud
My career is driven by a passion for communicating the connection between women’s empowerment through access to reproductive rights and a sustainable relationship with the environment. My experience spans sectors, including community-based development, climate resilience, and sexual and reproductive health and rights, with a focus on Africa and Asia.
Dr Ellen B. Peprah
As an adolescent health advocate with special interests in Sexual and Reproductive Health( SRH), I find integrated programs wholly fulfilling. It has given me the opportunity to touch the lives of adolescents on various fronts while protecting the planet I dearly cherish!
Mr.Jostas is a PHE Champion and public health leader with over 12 years of experience, he established a functional PHE learning site in Kasese, Uganda for the Albertine region, PHE seeks to address the complex connections between humans, their health and economic wellbeing, and the environment, integrated programs are cost-effective and key to achieving sustainable development goals.
As a Public Health Specialist, I have more than 10 years of experience in Population, Health, and Environment. I have championed integrating PHE into national, regional, and global development processes and coordinate more than 200 NGOs/CSOs in East Africa to jointly implement youth programs on integrating environment, economic empowerment, and reproductive health in Uganda, in the Great Lakes region, and Africa at large.
Everyone and everything on our planet is interconnected and I believe we must work together to address the issues that affect us all. As a sexual and reproductive health and rights advocate, I have particular expertise in developing programmes to address women’s unmet need for family planning. I am also passionate about the interconnections between human and ecosystem health and build diverse partnerships to work at this critical intersection.
I have always been passionate about the link between health and environment. Our health and overall wellbeing are dependent on the environment and the ‘health’ of our environment is dependent on us. PHE approaches formulate effective interventions towards ensuring the health of the people and the environment are optimum.
DR. JOAN CASTRO
A medical doctor, an environmentalist and a public health worker for over 20 years promoting the Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach, I have provided leadership-technical oversight for integrated PHE programs in Asia and Africa and actively participate in cross-portfolio learning initiatives, such as the BUILD Program, a global population, environment and development (PED) program that promote PED and generate evidence on the added value of integration.