Biodiversity and Human Health Project

Categorized Under: Families + Communities, Health, International Development



ICF International is providing research and analysis support to the Forestry and Biodiversity Program of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Environmental Growth, Agriculture and Trade Office (EGAT). ICF is also studying the impacts of environmental change and degradation on health outcomes. This research also focuses on the impacts of programs aimed at protecting or restoring degraded ecosystems on health outcomes in nearby communities.

The project is targeted toward increasing understanding biodiversity loss and the relationship between environmental change and degradation and health outcomes in developing countries using existing datasets. Specific issues addressed include the relationship between deforestation and malaria and the impacts of deforestation, marine “dead zones” and/or wetlands degradation, forest and wetlands restoration programs, and marine protected areas on the nutritional status of women and/or children, maternal and child health, and malaria transmission rates in nearby communities.

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Client: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Environmental Growth, Agriculture and Trade Office (EGAT)

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