Category: Community Health

We’re training local women to offer community health education and services in their villages, enabling couples to plan and better provide for their families, improving food security and boosting the sustainability of local conservation efforts.

Improving the health status of coastal communities through health-environment partnership forums

Soon after joining Yayasan Pesisir Lestari (YPL) in 2021, I had the opportunity to meet our partners integrating health interventions into their conservation work at a forum. I was both excited and nervous to host such a forum with YPL...

/ Mar 4, 2022

Nantenaina: Advocating for collaboration, my journey, and hope from COP26 to COP27

Madagascar is my home, and we have just lived through Cyclone Batsirai. More cyclones came after, and there are more to come. We are all affected by climate change, but coastal communities and exposed to diseases. Capping global temperature increase...

/ Feb 25, 2022

Is HIV a hidden epidemic in Madagascar?

Preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV through a Health-Environment Partnerships approach I recently joined Blue Ventures as a Technical Advisor on Health-Environment matters, and I was amazed by the strides the team had made. For nearly two decades, Blue Ventures has...

/ Nov 11, 2021

From reproductive health to COVID-19: thirteen years of responding to community health needs

As we celebrate thirteen years of supporting community health, our Safidy teams continue to show their unrelenting dedication as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

/ Aug 12, 2020

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

/ Apr 7, 2020

Making space for health: building community health huts in Madagascar

Supporting five communities in northern Madagascar to unlock access to basic healthcare by working together to fund, design and build dedicated health huts

Curiosity, discomfort, new understanding: an insider’s account of our latest health-environment research

How did it feel when we placed our integrated health-environment programme under scrutiny?

/ Nov 11, 2019

Madagascar’s measles epidemic: the story on the ground

Collaborating with community health workers to support treatment and vaccination in remote areas

/ Aug 21, 2019

Beyond population: reaffirming our rights-led approach to marine conservation

On World Population Day, it’s time to have a more nuanced discussion about population dynamics and sustainability that centres the rights of people in the global south while recognising the responsibilities of people in the global north

/ Jul 11, 2019

Using smartphones to improve community health

For community health workers in remote parts of Madagascar, smartphones can be a real game changer

/ Jun 12, 2019

Health for all: putting words into action

Celebrating World Health Day with communities and partners in northwest Madagascar

/ Jun 3, 2019
Njaka and Nantenaina with the Madagascar PHE Network poster

Family planning: a holistic issue

Njaka and Nantenaina travel to Rwanda to find that they're not alone in seeing the links between family planning and environmental conservation.

/ Jan 17, 2019

Collaborating for child and maternal health in Ambanja

An information and exchange session in Ambanja, northwest Madagascar, has led to increased collaboration between traditional birth attendants and government health workers

/ Sep 12, 2018
Communication is key

Communication is key! Contextualising health promotion in Kaledupa

Our Indonesian partner Forkani recently held a communication training for health workers to help increase community engagement with health issues on Kaledupa Island.

/ Aug 30, 2018