One Health: A Holistic Approach towards Freshwater Conservation

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Nolubabalo Kwayimani from Conservation International South Africa provides an overview of the “One Health” framework that integrates Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) activities with freshwater conservation, improved livestock farming, and restoration efforts for improved conservation and health outcomes in South Africa’s Mzimvubu Landscape. This project draws on ABCG’s Freshwater Conservation-WASH Integration Guidelines, and monitoring and evaluation framework to measure the added value of integrated freshwater conservation and WASH programming. 

This webinar was the third in a monthly series hosted by ABCG’s Integrated Freshwater Conservation-WASH Community of Practice. The group’s aim is to provide a collaborative platform and space where global health and conservation professionals can share knowledge and expertise while connecting and organizing on how to resolve common issues. Under its Global Health Linkages working group, ABCG brings together health, development and conservation practitioners working in Africa on projects and policies looking to improve biodiversity conservation and human health. By linking freshwater conservation and WASH in field sites in South Africa and Uganda, ABCG members hope to see reduced watershed degradation and pollution, and improved health of freshwater ecosystems.


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