02 Jul
  • By Richard Bagyenyi
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#LEADYOUNG – SAVING GORILLAS BY SAVING PEOPLE: HOW GLADYS KALEMA TRANSFORMED HER TEENAGE PASSION FOR ANIMALS INTO A RADICAL SOCIAL INNOVATION

As a new graduate from veterinary school, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka invented her first job. She wrote to the Ugandan Wildlife Authority, laying out her research explaining just how critical it was to create a role for a veterinarian within the organization. Prior to her letter, the general practice was that wildlife should be left to […]

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11 Dec
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Dr Gladys’ Tribute to Kanyonyi

It is with great sadness to inform you about the loss of one of my favorite gorillas in Bwindi ImpenetrableNational Park, Kanyonyi, the lead silverback of Mubare group who died on Friday night. Kanyonyi first fell off a tree, but while he was recovering after treatment, a lone silverback fought with him because he wanted to […]

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13 Nov
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Bridging the gap between traditional healers and modern healthcare

Alfonsé is a traditional healer who serves the communities that live on the fringes of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Having fled unrest in his native Congo, Alfonsé and his family have now set up residence in Mukono parish on the edge of the forest.   […]

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05 Jul
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Strengthening Conservation in Uganda Through Youth Sports

July 11th, commemorates World Population Day, a day to focus on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year’s theme in Uganda is “Strengthening Youth Competitiveness for Sustainable Development.” Population dynamics, human health and welfare and environmental sustainability are interlinked. The growing population is influencing demand for critical natural resources and services alongside the […]

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07 Jun
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Significant changes in Mt. Elgon thanks to the VHCT program

In 2013 Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) was awarded the Global Development Network 2012 Japanese Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) Award for its integrated conservation, health and community development program that trains existing Village Health Teams to integrate conservation into their community public health outreach around Uganda’s protected areas. The model integrates conservation and sustainable […]

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10 May
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Protecting the environment and communities of the African Great Lakes region in a changing climate

In May, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in collaboration with the Lake Tanganyika Authority hosted the African Great Lakes Conference (AGLC) in Entebbe, Uganda. The conference, with support from the MacArthur Foundation, The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), brought together researchers, technical experts and policy makers to discuss sustainable development, […]

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20 Mar
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Demonstrating the impact of PHE to the Ugandan Government

Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) is a Ugandan-based non-profit and nongovernmental organization (NGO) that promotes biodiversity conservation by enabling people, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving their health and livelihoods in and around Africa’s protected areas. CTPH was founded in 2003 and since 2007 have been implementing the Village Health and Conservation Team (VHCT) […]

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03 Mar
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Are health investments paying off for endangered wildlife?

An innovative project in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has helped the local community understand the links between health and conservation. The next step is to examine the project’s impacts in more detail, and explore prospects for scaling up. Blog by Francesca Booker and Gladys Kalema-Z… 2 March 2017 Francesca Booker is a researcher with IIED’s Natural […]

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26 Jan
  • By Amy Roll
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Is education the key to community conservation?

Today, January 26th, we celebrate World Environmental Education Day. Ask any one of our Village Health and Conservation Team (VHCTs) volunteers and they will tell you that education is a crucial tactic in improving communities’ attitudes towards the environment. Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) engages VHCTs in south western and eastern Uganda in behavior change […]

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11 Dec
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Batwa: bridging the conservation and culture divide

This week CTPH is recognizing International Mountain Day (December 11) and this year’s theme, “Mountain Cultures: Celebrating diversity and strengthening identity” with a story from the field about the Batwa people of Uganda. The treetops of the rainforest meet the clouds before shrouding the mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in mist. Through the dense, […]

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