The Ecohealth program, funded in part by the U.S. Government (USAID and PEPFAR), is an initiative that Gorongosa National Park has implemented to provide health services and health education to people living around the park. About 60% of all Ecohealth activities take place on the mountain because this area is so remote and access to health services is a major challenge that we are working hard to solve. The program is based on a "PHE model". Put simply, it means the security of the environment is directly linked to the population and health of its people.
Ecohealth’s community health workers are members of communities who are given special training in health education to teach their community members about disease prevention, health promotion, and even treat the most common illnesses such as malaria, diarrhea, and respiratory infections. Their job is to provide health education to expectant mothers and to accompany the mothers to the nearest clinic to increase chances of a safe birth for both mother and child and to prevent vertical transmission of HIV/AIDS. These health programs on Mount Gorongosa have helped thousands of local community members get the health care and preventative education that they need.
|Location||Mozambique, Southern Africa|
|Value||USD 1.88 Million|