Conservation Through Public Health achieves gorilla conservation by enabling humans, wildlife and livestock to coexist through improving primary healthcare in and around Africa’s protected areas.
Our Goal and Vision
CTPH aims to be an internationally-renowned leader in gorilla research and conservation by improving the health of humans, wildlife and ecosystems that surround the gorillas, and by using a multidisciplinary approach which promotes sustainable animal and human health services, advocacy, education, and research.
The public’s health status has been recognized as one of the most important indicators of poverty in Africa. The goals of CTPH are centered around an innovative integrated conservation and development approach that focuses on improving the health of local communities to support wildlife conservation through preventing and controlling disease transmission between closely genetically related species such as people and gorillas, and cattle and buffalo. Conservation Through Public Health envisions ecosystems where wildlife and people prosper in shared, dynamic, resilient, and healthy environments.