WHO Africa

Synthesis report on Libreville Declaration

WHO Africa and UNEP are encouraging a strategic alliance between the health and environment sectors in Africa through the implementation of the Libreville Declaration. Lushomo analysed the raw data of 34 African countries, from their Situational Analysis and Needs Assessments (SANA) reports. The 120-page Synthesis Report communicates our important findings.


Data collection, Data analysis using Tableau, Writing of report, Design of report


120-page report

Lushomo worked with the African regional office of the WHO to help communicate complex data from across Africa. Focusing on issues of health and the environment, Lushomo created new types of communication materials that will hopefully get the world talking about how to safeguard health in rapidly changing African environments.

A large proportion of the disease burden in Africa is related to environmental determinants, including soil erosion, floods, sea-level rise, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, disease vectors and pollution. In 2008, African countries adopted the

Libreville Declaration, committing themselves to establish an alliance between health and environment, as a basis for a joint plan of action. In 2015, African ministers will reconvene in an effort to discuss the progress, challenges and way forward.

Lushomo used raw data collected by 34 African countries, analysed it, and created the second Synthesis Report on African challenges and change in relation to environmental determinants of health. The aim is to use data and design to inform, inspire and motivate policy-makers, donors and the broader public alike.