One of our Global Partners, which we’ve been working with for many years, addresses the human-wildlife challenges that exist at the edges of mountain gorilla rangeland in Uganda by improving the health and livelihoods of people and by protecting gorillas’ health, safety, and habitat. The Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health, Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, is publishing her memoir, Walking With Gorillas: The Journey of an African Wildlife Vet, on March 14, and we’ve reprinted the chapter about her organization’s family planning program in this issue. Please enjoy this excerpt and then read Dr. Gladys’s book and join us (and her!) for our Page Turners book club meeting on May 9.
The lack of family planning meant that women did not have control over their bodies. Many of them did not want to have a baby every year but were resigned to their fate. Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health, at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda | Photo by Jo Anne McArthur