Project Example

Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB)

The Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project was developed to promote “a complete status of well-being” of individuals and families by converging activities related to the three sectors of population, health and environment.”

This evaluation examines the evidence on the effectiveness and scalability of the Health of the People and Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) model of integrated population, health, and environment (PHE) community development in Kenya and Uganda. The project aimed to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services and improve maternal and child health care practices while reducing threats to biodiversity conservation in project communities. It also aimed to scale up the PHE model at the local, national, and regional levels through institutionalizing PHE in government development planning.

This report suggests several ways in which enhanced coordination and resources shared among stakeholders at different scales could improve project outcomes in situ. A focus on advocacy and project development at regional and national levels is recommended for successful PHE scale-up.

Source: HOPE-LvB

Date of Publication: November 24, 2019