Despite several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we finally managed to complete our long awaited expansion of the area of coverage of the Population-Health-Environment (PHE) Network.
In mid-June, the DIANA region hosted the fourth regional Population-Health-Environment (PHE) showcase event. About twenty representatives from NGOs and public institutions participated.
The end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 were eventful. After two years of running online sessions with partners and members of the PHE network, in person meetings are now resuming at both the national and regional scale.
About thirty members of the PHE Centre Network, from Fianarantsoa and the Ifanadiana district, met in Ranomafana for the 2nd regional PHE event on agroforestry as a means to mitigate exploitation of natural resources and provide a stable income.
A document capturing the responses of Population-Health-Environment (PHE) partners to Covid-19 was presented on the 19th of May via Zoom to more than forty participants. Since April 2020, two national health emergencies have been declared in Madagascar as a direct response to the pandemic and restrictive measures have been implented to tackle rising cases.
The first quarter of 2021 will see a gradual resumption of the regional activities of the PHE Network. In mid-March, the SAVA region (North-East of Madagascar) hosted the first North-East regional coordination meeting, which was followed by the first regional PHE Day: two complementary events in which more than twenty NGOs/associations and regional directorates from the SAVA and Analanjirofo regions participated.