Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) emerged winner of the GDN 2012 Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project (MIDP) for improving service delivery through scaling up the Village Health Conservation Teams (VHCT) and Village Savings and Loan associations (VSLA) approach. The award was won at GDN’s 14th Annual Global Development Conference on ‘Inequality, Social protection and Inclusive Growth’ held at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines on 19-21 June 2013 where about 400 participants attended the conference from all over the world including South East Asia, South America and Eastern Europe. This is the first time a Ugandan organization has ever won this award where CTPH was among three finalists together with organizations from India and Bangladesh. The Award is supported by the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. Please click here and/or the photo below for a video footage.
CTPH’s winning project "Integrated Biodiversity Conservation, Health and Community Development around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, SW Uganda" demonstrated the most innovative model that can sustain environmental, social, and economic development in Uganda and beyond. “Using an integrated approach to wildlife conservation, community health and sustainable livelihoods, we are helping to secure the health and survival of critically endangered species and fragile habitats, and extending community based health services to some of the most marginalized and disadvantaged human populations in Africa.