Madagascar: Scaling Up Across Sectors - The Growth of the Population Health Environment Program
This case study, produced as part of JSI's Best Practices in Scaling Up
series, describes the collaboration of population, health, and environmental (PHE) interventions to strengthen development efforts in Madagascar. Prior to JSI's PHE program, Madagascar's high population growth rate was a significant stressor both on its inhabitants and environment. In the early 2000s, JSI collaborated with various partners to apply PHE initiatives to address inhabitants' limited access to health care, family planning services, and agricultural extension services. The PHE program noticeably improved key health indicators and land-use practices during its span, and is now a model for other countries seeking to link health and environmental initiatives. G. Yvette Ribaira and Elaine E. Rossi, John Snow, Inc., 2008.
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