WINGS Fellow Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka featured on New Security Beat on her conservation work with Gorillas

In the field of integrated development, scaling up is often a benchmark of success – but what does scaling up actually look like? For population, health, and environment (PHE) programs, local context matters, and successes from one community may not be immediately replicable in another.

Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, WINGS Fellow and veterinarian has been recognized for her work in founding of Conservation Through Public Health(CTPH) in Uganda.  The article in New Security Beat highlights her success in promoting conservation alongside health and sanitation.

Conservation Through Public Health(CTPH) works with communities around Bwindi and Uganda to teach people how to engage with local wildlife and use natural resources in a sustainable way. “Uganda is one of three countries where mountain gorillas are found, and Bwindi is home to about half of the approximately 880 mountain gorillas left in the world.

Village health and conservation teams are trained to teach communities about constructive human-gorilla interactions as well as family planning, disease identification, nutrition, and hygiene practices. They improve water quality for humans, gorillas, and livestock, and provide health education to prevent the spread of disease.”

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