Linking Conservation and Health

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FRAMEWebinar: Linking Conservation and Health

Held on July 18, 2012

9:30-10:30 EDT


Too often, conservation and development practitioners work on parallel initiatives, neglecting opportunities to work together to move forward in global development.This community space is to provide opportunity for discussion around the upcoming webinar on the Linking Conservation and Health. It will also provide opportunities to explore in more depth the issues of development and health. Join us as experts discuss improving the interconnections between health and the environment and share their own work and experiences.

Presenters will include 

Janet Edmond Janet Edmond, Director of Population Environment at Conservation International

Janet Edmond is Director of Population Environment at CI. Since 2004, she has managed USAID-funded integrated health and conservation projects in Madagascar, Cambodia and the Philippines. Together with CI colleagues working on freshwater conservation, Edmond is currently promoting initiatives to better link freshwater conservation and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) efforts in developing countries.

Ms. Edmond will discuss linking conservation to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) to natural resource management (NRM).
Anila Jacob Dr. Anila Jacob, MD, AAAS Fellow with USAID Forestry and Biodiversity Office

Anila Jacob is an internal medicine physician with an MPH in Global Environmental Health, currently completing the second year of a two year American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellowship with the Forestry and Biodiversity Office at USAID. Dr. Jacob is interested in the linkages between biodiversity loss and community health.  She is currently coordinating a research project at USAID examining the relationship between biodiversity loss/conservation actions and community health outcomes using Demographic and Health Surveys. Prior to her fellowship, she was a senior scientist at the Environmental Working Group, where her research focused on the impacts of chemical pollutants on human health and the environment.

Dr. Jacob will discuss how the global health community needs to think about NRM and it's impacts, including links between DRR and food security to healthy ecosystems. 

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    by Private on Jul 18, 2012
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    by Private on Jul 18, 2012
    Quizzes have always been the thing since primary school, it was superb.
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    by Private on Jul 18, 2012
    I enjoyed the webinar...the little quizzes are a great way to keep participants engaged...I'm going to try this from now on during my presentations.

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