I’ve been friends with Lawrence and Gladys Zikusoka – founders of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) – for a few years after meeting them in Stockholm at an ICT4D conference. Our meeting was particularly exciting because of our shared interest in technology and primate conservation, and because of my previous conservation work in Uganda, the country where they’re based.
Today Lawrence sent me an email with news that Gladys had won an award. This is fantastic news, and incredibly well deserved. I’ve been an admirer and supporter of their work for some time, and it’s great to see them continue to get great traction and recognition for their efforts.
CTPH promotes conservation and public health by improving primary health care to people and animals in and around protected areas in Africa. You can see a more recent video of Gladys and her work below (the original Daily Telegraph website is no longer available).
(Gladys, Lawrence – remember you owe me a trip to Bwindi!)