Panel Discussion

Population, Health, and Environment: The importance of drawing PHE links to close funding gaps

We hosted a virtual side event to the UN’s 57th Session of the Commission on Population and Development with Population Matters and Population Media Center! During the panel discussion, speakers will highlight how addressing the critical connections between population and sustainable development can help increase international reproductive health and rights funding. Panelists include Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, a current member of our Board of Directors and the Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health, our longest-running Global Partner.

Presentation Date: April 23, 2024

Dr. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka

Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka is a leading wildlife veterinarian, conservationist, and scientist working to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas of East Africa. She is the Founder and CEO of Conservation Through Public Health, a Ugandan NGO that promotes conservation by improving the health and well-being of people and wildlife, enabling both groups to safely coexist on the edges of protected areas.


Dr. Karen Hardee

A social demographer for over 30 years, Dr. Hardee, President of Hardee Associates, has extensive technical and leadership experience working with a range of development agencies and NGOs and as a consultant on family planning and reproductive health; rights-based programming; gender equity; global development and climate change; policy and program development; research; and evaluation.