JSI Expert Presents on PHE Work in Madagascar

February 27th, 2018 | News

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A webinar focused on population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Madagascar featured JSI expert, Yvette Ribaira, a veteran environmentalist and chief of party for the USAID Community Capacity for Health Program, locally known as Mahefa Miaraka.  Yvette discussed her decades of experience working on PHE issues in the webinar.

The webinar, which was conducted in French, is part of a series of updates from the PHE Community of Practice in Africa and highlighted the history and growth of the PHE movement in Madagascar, as well as its objectives and working methods.

JSI’s PHE work in Madagascar began in 1999 with the USAID-funded Jereo Salama Isika (“Look, We Are Healthy”) Project, which was designed to assist the Ministry of Health and its NGO partners in decentralizing health care, improving the quality of services, and encouraging local communities to be responsible for their own health.

JSI’s dedication to PHE continues through the PHE Integration Activity in Madagascar, a one-year USAID-funded initiative implemented by JSI under Mahefa Miaraka. The activity is based on the concept that integrated PHE programs can achieve greater results than vertical programs by increasing community buy-in, reinforcing messages, and simultaneously overcoming multiple development challenges and behavioral changes across multiple sectors.

Learn more about JSI’s work in Madagascar.

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