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Reproductive health partners

Our reproductive health partners work with us to deliver community-based health education and voluntary family planning services to remote coastal communities along Madagascar's western coast as part of our integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach.

Madagascar Ministry of Health


MinSan
Blue Ventures' community health programme is authorised and endorsed by the Madagascar Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique), Regional Health Directors and District Medical Inspectors. We participate in quarterly coordination meetings organised by Regional Health Directors; these bring together Ministry of Health officials, local public health centre staff and various health agencies including Marie Stopes Madagascar and Population Services International with the aim of exchanging information about activities and harmonising service coverage.

Marie Stopes Madagascar (MSM)


Marie Stopes
Marie Stopes Madagascar (MSM) is a leading sexual and reproductive health service provider in Madagascar, with mobile outreach teams based in regional offices including Toliara and Morondava. MSM offers long-acting reversible contraceptives in the Velondriake and Belo sur Mer areas on a quarterly basis for the Safidy programme, with Blue Ventures providing the education needed to support demand and uptake of this service.

Population Services International (PSI)


Population Services International (PSI) is a global leader in social marketin and community-based distribution of health products, and has been operating in Madagascar for over 15 years. It supplies and markets a variety of low-cost branded health products throughout the country including Protector condoms, PilPlan oral contraceptives, Confiance injectable contraceptives, SurEau water purifying solution, ViaSur diarrhoea treatment kits and SuperMoustiquaire mosquito nets. PSI provided the initial training for our community-based distributors in the Velondriake area, and ensures a reliable supply chain for health products in both Velondriake and Belo sur Mer for the Safidy programme.

JSI / MAHEFA


MAHEFA
MAHEFA (Malagasy Healthy Families) is an initiative run by JSI and funded by USAID that seeks to improve access to high quality community-based health services. JSI / MAHEFA is partnering with Blue Ventures in the Belo sur Mer area to train our community-based distributors of contraceptives.

MacArthur Foundation


partners macarthur foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has supported the development of Blue Ventures' community health programme and integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach in the Velondriake area since 2011.

Helmsley Charitable Trust


partners helmsley
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust is supporting the development of Blue Ventures' community health programme in the Velondriake and Belo sur Mer areas, in addition to the creation of a national Population-Health-Environment (PHE) consortium aiming to drive the adoption of this integrated conservation and development model across Madagascar.

UNFPA Madagascar


UNFPA
UNFPA Madagascar has supported Blue Ventures' community health programme in the Velondriake area since 2010, and recently enabled us to produce a short film about our integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach.

CHASE Africa


chase
CHASE Africa works with local partners in Kenya to enable women and families to choose the number and spacing of their children, and empower them to develop sustainable livelihoods. CHASE Africa's projects combine mobile health clinics with environmental education and tree-planting. We are supporting the development of their work by offering technical advice on integrated health-conservation education and family planning service delivery, and they are kindly providing us with funding to equip and train our community-based distributors of contraceptives to use smart phones for quality assurance and monitoring of health service delivery in Madagascar.

Duke Lemur Center


DLC
The Duke Lemur Center advances science and biological conservation through interdisciplinary research, community-based conservation and public outreach. In 2012, the Center established a conservation initiative in northeast Madagascar, called SAVA, which uses a multifaceted approach to promote environmental progress in areas suffering from rapid deforestation. In 2013, Blue Ventures supported Dr Erik Patel and the SAVA conservation initiative to start integrating voluntary family planning services into their programme, by establishing a new collaboration with Marie Stopes Madagascar. Blue Ventures is delighted to be providing ongoing support and technical advice to the Duke Lemur Center as they respond to the needs of their partner communities through this integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach.

#ogilvychange


Ogilvy change
#ogilvychange is a behavioural science approach that combines the gravitas of leading research in cognitive psychology and behavioural economics with the communication expertise of the Ogilvy group. It is working with some of the world's largest brands to change people’s minds and behaviour for the better. Blue Ventures' community health programme is receiving pro bono support from #ogilvychange to develop our sexual health behaviour change work in southwest Madagascar. This exciting collaboration has been facilitated by Pimp My Cause.

Woodrow Wilson Center


Wilson Center
The Woodrow Wilson Center is the United States' key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue. Blue Ventures has strong links with the Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP), which explores the connections between the environment, human health and population dynamics by bringing together scholars, policy-makers, pracitioners and the media. Blue Ventures' community health programme and integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach have been featured in the Woodrow Wilson Center's events, publications, multimedia offerings (videos and podcasts) and New Security Beat blog.

Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA)


PSDA
Blue Ventures is a member of the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance (PSDA), which exists to raise awareness about the connections between population dynamics, reproductive health and rights, the environment and sustainable development. PSDA seeks to promote and increase political and financial support for universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and for its integration into wider policy and programme development as a means of increasing resilience, advancing environmental sustainability and improving human health and well-being. PSDA works to foster constructive and accurate dialogue among policy-makers and civil society about population dynamics, climate change and other sustainable development issues, and to counter misinformation or oversimplification of these complex but critical relationships.

Population Reference Bureau (PRB)


PRB
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) informs people around the world about population, health and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations. Blue Ventures has strong links with PRB, and was recently featured in their multimedia presentation about Population-Health-Environment (PHE) programmes.