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Can health investments benefit conservation and sustainable development? U-PCLG Policy Brief

Gladys Kalema-​Zikusoka

Report/paper, 4 pages

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) initiated a Village Health and Conservation Team (VHCT) programme in 2007, with the aim of protecting the critically endangered population of mountain gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, from infection with human-related diseases. This PCLG policy brief reports on learning from CTPH’s model for integrating health and conservation and includes policy pointers on what government, NGOs and donors can do to improve and implement an integrated approach to health and conservation.

This publication is an output of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) - Briefing Paper

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Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka (2019) Can health investments benefit conservation and sustainable development? U-PCLG Policy Brief. PCLG.

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IIED supported a project in Uganda that sought to understand the links between supporting community health and conserving Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and its mountain gorillas.

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