Integrated Population, Health and Environment (PHE): More Than the Sum of Its Parts

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This brief describes the reasoning behind population, health, and environment (PHE) projects, which aim to simultaneously improve access to health services and manage natural resources in ways that improve livelihoods and conserve critical ecosystems. These projects have demonstrated that implementing a comprehensive and integrated strategy which builds upon existing synergies between health, family planning, and the environment is more efficient than implementing separate programs to address each of these needs. The brief also discusses the history of US engagement in supporting PHE initiatives during the past 10 years and offers several policy recommendations to expand support to non-health sectors, strengthen the evidence base and reach new audiences, and scale-up PHE programs.

Year: 2014

Source: PAI

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