Archive for: Lake Victoria Basin Commission

The integrated Population, Health and Environment (PHE) approach is one of the key solutions to attaining sustainable development in the East Africa region. However, the need for guided PHE programming is a fundamental requirement in order to ensure that integrated services address the needs of communities and gaps in service delivery, hence LVBC produced the PHE Minimum Package of Services. The document is intended to be used by communities, local government level implementers, and stakeholders to plan and set priorities for implementation of PHE activities. It is also a framework for accountability and performance measurement in PHE programming.

Year: 2016

Source: Lake Victoria Basin Commission

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    This manual for training Community Health Workers ( CHWs), Village Health Teams (VHTs), Community Forest Associations (CFAs) and Community Wildlife Conservation workers (CWCWs) aims at building their capacity to accompany the households and communities in their efforts to improve their health and environmental conservation initiatives in an integrated manner. Recognizing that households and communities are fully engaged in addressing their own health and issues, the training intends to enable Community Health Workers, Village Health Teams and Environmental Conservation Workers to assist communities in assessing their situations, identifying gaps and reflecting on the causes of the gaps in order to take action. The objective of this manual is to build the capacity of CCHWs to lead their communities in health improvement and environmental conservation initiatives in terms of: disease prevention, health promotion, simple curative care, conservation of forests and protected areas, pollution control, gender empowerment and livelihood improvement. In this way, the CBWs will be able to motivate and advocate for the key household health and conservation practices in their areas of coverage.

    Each module has a set of trainer resources, participant materials, training evaluation tools, and reference materials for further reading. The training manual is designed for so that the curriculum can cascade national, regional, local/district and community levels across LVBC member states.

    Year: 2014

    Source: Lake Victoria Basin Commission

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      Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) programs improve primary health care services such as family planning and reproductive health, while also helping communities conserve biodiversity, manage natural resources, and develop sustainable livelihoods. When these issues are addressed simultaneously, communities thrive. This collection highlights the experiences of PHE stakeholders and champions in the Lake Victoria Basin through stories and photos. The booklet shares a diverse set of voices from policy makers, community members, and PHE program implementers.

      Year: 2018

      Source: Lake Victoria Basin Commission | Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project

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        As part of the Short Course on Integrated PHE Programs, Regional PHE Program Coordinator Dr. Doreen Othero presents interlinked PHE challenges and reports on East African Community (EAC) regional efforts in institutionalizing the PHE approach with a view to mitigating the challenges.

        Year: 2017

        Source: East African Community | Lake Victoria Basin Commission

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