Improving coastal community access to essential HIV services in Madagascar
Through our close links to communities in the countries where we work, we know that HIV/Aids affects many fishing communities. Our director of Community Health, Dr. Vik Mohan, explains...
Going beyond conservation: responding to community health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic
On World Health Day, we express gratitude to health care workers, our community health team and the Blue Ventures family for working together to respond to this crisis
Ten years of providing communities with the freedom to choose
Our Medical Director reflects on ten years of integrating community health services into local marine management efforts in Madagascar.
Checking the pulse of Washington DC
A conference trip to Washington by Blue Ventures’ Medical Director Vik Mohan provides an insight into how the international development community might respond to the new US administration.
Testing the waters: exploring the potential for PHE in Southeast Asia
Our Medical Director, Dr Vik Mohan, recently visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste to see whether coastal communities there would be interested in Blue Ventures’ integrated health and environment approach.
Climate-resilient development? We’re doing it already!
What is resilience? And what does “climate-resilient development” actually mean?
Uncovering the hidden power of Population-Health-Environment programmes
Have you ever wondered how offering family planning to communities in Madagascar might be affecting the size of fish in the Mozambique Channel? Or how working with octopus gleaners may be impacting women’s use of contraception? Or how seaweed farming...
A victory for PHE: Blue Ventures wins the 2014 St Andrews Prize for the Environment
Against the elegant backdrop of the University of St Andrews, I spent an inspiring, exhausting, and at times terrifying three days, competing against two other finalists for the 2014 St Andrews Prize for the Environment.
PHE arrives in Belo sur Mer!
By Vik Mohan, Medical Director Last month I visited Belo sur Mer to witness the excellent progress that Lison Garrel has already made in implementing our new Safidy community health programme in the area, integrating it into our existing community-based mangrove...
Three cities, five days, six presentations: lighting fires in the US
By Vik Mohan, Blue Ventures’ Medical Director I recently returned from a whistle-stop one-week tour of three US cities, where I was working to raise the profile of Blue Ventures’ integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach, sharing the results of our work,...
Addressing population dynamics in the global context
by Dr Vik Mohan, Director of Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme, UK Late last year, I flew out to a cold and snowy Copenhagen to attend a meeting of the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA). The PSDA (formerly the...
Ravao’s story: from 12 children to community health worker
By Dr Vik Mohan, Medical Director, UK I recently spent a hectic and intense couple of weeks in the village of Andavadoaka, the village where our community health programme is based, during my annual visit to Madagascar. Although I founded this initiative...