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"Working at the intersection of health and environment"
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What is HESA?

The Health and Environment Strategic Alliance (HESA) is an initiative established after the Libreville Conference on Health and Environment in Africa and the adoption of the Libreville Declaration in 2008. HESA is built around the idea that social and economic development cannot be achieved sustainably without addressing the root causes of ill health simultaneously with threats to ecosystems.

The purpose of HESA is to help coordinate action between these sectors and engage in country-level development planning processes, with the aim of protecting and promoting public health and ecosystem integrity. Managing the interlinkages between these sectors is an important means for achieving sustainable development and attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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NEWS

The latest news on issues in health and environment in Africa

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The latest interactions and communications

    Our work

    From the Libreville Declaration in 2008 to the present day – learn more about the history of our work at the intersection of health and environment.

    The Libreville Declaration

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    Health & ENVIRONMENT

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    Progress

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    Video

    The story of climate change & health in Africa

    The Libreville Declaration was a springboard for tackling the environmental risks to human health and ecosystem integrity across the African continent, including the considerable health impacts of climate change. This short video provides a brief overview of those potential impacts, and highlights the health sector's response to climate change in the region, including the international network on climate and health for Africa.