July 17, 2017

OLIVES perceives good health as the center of sustainable development. Good health is at the center of wellbeing and is vital for everything else we hold dear. Good health aids humanity particularly, children to not only survive diseases, but also to flourish, learn, and make their way through school and on to adulthood and the labor force. It also enables a workforce to be productive. Thus, good health enhances the ability of a community to develop human capital, undertake economic activities, and attract investment. This is the essence of OLIVES’ focus on health as an important thematic area with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS, Water, and Environmental Sanitation/Hygiene, Sexual and Reproductive Health.