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The “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” film series transports viewers to Tanzania, Nepal, and Ethiopia to explore an innovative approach to international development called PHE. Each film documents the daunting challenges facing rural villages, including rapid population growth, environmental degradation, and food insecurity. But “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” inspires hope by showcasing the community-driven solutions that seek to protect both people and the ecosystems that sustain them. Includes three high-quality documentaries filmed on location:

  • “Healthy People, Healthy Environment: Integrated Development in Tanzania” (BALANCED project, Pangani and Bagamoyo districts, northern Tanzania)
  • “Scaling the Mountain: Protecting Forests for Families in Nepal” (RIMS project, Jogimara and Naubise, foothills of Nepal)
  • “Paving the Way: Ethiopia’s Youth on the Road to Sustainability” (GPSDO Project, Gurage Zone, Ethiopia)

Year: 2015

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After a decade long civil war, Nepal experienced continuing violence and turmoil. The increasingly violent struggle has undermined development initiatives and caused tourism to drop 40 percent. This article outlines how environmental stress and population dynamics play a significant role in creating the underlying conditions for acute insecurity and instability which ultimately leads to a cycle of more environmental stress in the region. It is a difficult cycle to stop unless the underlying demographic and environmental conditions receive more attention than they have to date.

Year: 2005

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This issue of FOCUS highlights the successes and lessons learned from the USAID-supported Sustaining Partnerships to Enhance Rural Development (SPREAD) Project in Rwanda. In the most densely populated country in Africa, coffee farmers improved their livelihoods and the health of their families by combining community health education with agribusiness development by forming and strengthening cooperatives. Since 2006, this Population, Health and Environment project has increased farmer revenues and improved family health outcomes in the target communities.

Year: 2011

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