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

The Health of People and Environment - Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) Project is a 3-year (2011-2014) funding partnership between USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH), the MacArthur Foundation, and the Packard Foundation to reduce threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health to improve maternal and child health in project communities.

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

Health of People & Environment in Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project is led by Pathfinder International, in consortium with local communities and partners—Ecological Christian Organization and OSIENALA-Friends of Lake Victoria, Kenya.

The Lake Victoria Basin includes five countries where economic and social development depends upon the health of a shared ecosystem. Lakeside communities are among the densest, poorest, and least food secure populations in the world due to intertwined challenges.

HoPE-LVB is an integrated Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) project that aims to reduce threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to family planning and sexual and reproductive health to improve maternal and child health in project communities.

The project will develop and test two scalable models for building capacity and promoting an integrated set of PHE interventions, which will be adopted by communities, local governments, or national governments.

Project themes include fisheries and land management, wetlands protection, alternative income generation, women's empowerment, health systems strengthening, and activities to promote maternal health and family planning.

Partners

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • MacArthur Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is...

  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation

    Foundation
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    For more than 45 years, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has worked with partners around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities—and to restore and...

  • Ecological Christian Organization (ECO)

    Implementing NGO
    Uganda | Staff size: Unknown

    Ecological Christian Organization (ECO) is an indigenous, Non Governmental Organization working to improve the quality of life and sustainable livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable groups in...

  • Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH)

    Implementing NGO
    Uganda | Staff size: 6-25

    CTPH achieves biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving their quality of life in and around Africa's protected...

  • Pathfinder International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    Since 1957, Pathfinder International has maintained an unwavering belief in the right of women and families to have access to contraception and to quality reproductive health care....

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Key Information

LocationKenya, Uganda, Eastern Africa, Central Africa
StatusCompleted
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 1.57 Million
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