Reducing human and environmental health threats through community education and risk mitigation
Orangutang Fonden/Save the Orangutan
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
- Mål 4: Kvalitetsuddannelse
- Mål 6: Rent vand og sanitet
- Mål 15: Livet på land
- Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
Overordnede mål :
The four target communities in East Kalimantan are faced with reduced health threats through improved knowledge of health and the environment, implementation of risk mitigation strategies and increased capacity for advocacy.
Umiddelbare mål :
1. The target communities have gained increased awareness and knowledge of health and environmental problems, and recognized that human health is closely connected to the health of the environment., 2. The target communities have gained capacity on how to develop and implement risk mitigation strategies in order to reduce health threats related to environmental degradation. , 3. Community capacity to engage in dialogue with the health authorities has increased and positively contributed to advocacy for increased resources at the local health centers.
The primary target group: A min 135 persons from three Dayak Wehea villages: Dea Beq, Diaq Lay and Bea Nehas, and Pelangsiran a semi-nomadic community of Dayak Punan. This will involve min. 50 school kids and young, and min. 70 adult community members and approx. 15 implementing actors (teachers, health center staff and community committee). The secondary target group consist of all community members in the targeted villages (1680 persons), and surrounding communities.
This Save the Orangutan/BOSF-RHO partnership project aims to reduce health threats in four target communities in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. The threats include environmental degradation, contamination, water- and vector-borne diseases. These challenges have been further complicated by the COVID-19 crisis, as the pressure on the natural resources is increasing. This indicates an increased risk of degradation, contamination, and a higher risk of disease transmission. Implementation is inspired by the “One Health” approach that recognizes that human health is closely linked to animal and environmental health, and promotes multi-stakeholder collaboration. Hence, implementation will involve the health sector, the educational system and the communities. In order to reduce health threats, the communities will improve their knowledge of health and the environment, implement community risk mitigation strategies and increase their capacity for health-based advocacy.