Worldwide, Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) is a leading force for addressing and linking issues related to conservation and health. The PHE approach acknowledges and addresses the complex connections between people, their health, and their environment. Today, integrated PHE programming has especially gained momentum in the East Africa Community region and is being applied to concerns as wide-ranging as climate change and food security, especially at the household level.
Paul Mahabi, Director of Environment, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Republic of Uganda leads the Regional PHE Symposium 2017 delegates in signing symposium resolutions as Mr. Telly Eugene Muramira, LVBC’s Deputy Executive Secretary for Projects and Programs looks on.
The Lake Victoria Basin supports about 40 million inhabitants. The Basin is endowed with a huge natural resource base upon which its inhabitants depend for their livelihoods. However, the resources are being over exploited resulting in a number of challenges that are interrelated and inter-linked. These include rapid population growth, poverty, and land degradation.