Using innovation to address HIV, AIDS, and environment links: intervention case studies from Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Malawi

  • Roger-Mark De Souza
  • Geoff Heinrich
  • Shannon Senefeld
  • Katharine Coon
  • Peter Sebanja
  • Jessica Ogden
  • Daulos Mauambeta
  • Nancy Gelman
  • Judy Oglethorpe


This article presents three cross-cutting intervention case studies that address HIV, AIDS, and natural resources management in an integrated manner through innovative programming in Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Malawi. In Zimbabwe, a religious-based non-governmental group and two community organizations work together to build skills of HIV- and AIDS-vulnerable children in rural areas to meet dietary and income needs, while using natural resources sustainably. In Uganda, various government agencies and NGO actors work together to improve the food security of HIV-affected households at the national, district, sub-district, and village levels. Finally, in Malawi, a conservation organization incorporates HIV and AIDS awareness and programming into its operations and projects. Each case study presents pioneering approaches to simultaneously addressing the pressures on conservation initiatives, food security/agricultural production, income generation/livelihoods, and social and health care systems. They also provide lessons for expanding interventions and partnerships.


AIDS Africa Biodiversity Conservation Food security Gender Health HIV Integrated project Integrated development Land tenure Livelihood Malawi Uganda Zimbabwe 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger-Mark De Souza
    • 1
  • Geoff Heinrich
    • 2
  • Shannon Senefeld
    • 2
  • Katharine Coon
    • 3
  • Peter Sebanja
    • 4
  • Jessica Ogden
    • 3
  • Daulos Mauambeta
    • 5
  • Nancy Gelman
    • 6
  • Judy Oglethorpe
    • 7
  1. 1.Sierra ClubWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Catholic Relief ServicesBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.International Center for Research on WomenWashingtonUSA
  4. 4.The AIDS Support Organization of UgandaKampalaUganda
  5. 5.Wildlife and Environmental Society of MalawiLimbeMalawi
  6. 6.Africa Biodiversity Collaborative GroupWashingtonUSA
  7. 7.World Wildlife Fund-USWashingtonUSA

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