Daily Archives : January 6, 2008

While Zimbabwe falls apart, those in Health Clubs still thrive

Zimbabwe has been a least favoured nation for donors for the past five years as the current regime has alienated foreign investors in the Health Sector. Zimbabwe AHEAD was a small but highly dedicated NGO at the point of going to scale throughout the country when funds dried up. The past few years has seen…

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E.I.

Effective Interventions¬† (E.I) is a UK based Foundation formed to provide case studies of how to lower Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in developing countries. Currently, two major research programmes are being conducted in India and Guinea Bissau. The latter was chosen as it is one of the poorest countries in Africa with an estimated 300…

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Zimbabwe

Zim AHEAD teams up with Mercy Corps Summary In March 2007, Zimbabwe AHEAD joined forces with Mercy Corps, one of the few International NGOs which continues to operate in Zimbabwe, despite the severe operational problems of working in a country where the inflation rate is over 4000% and vital commodities such as fuel and cement…

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Health Integrated Development Organization

HIDO is an indigenous NGO based in Gulu District in Northern Uganda. It was formed in 2004 by Ugandan medical practitioners and is comprised of an energetic group of recently qualified clinicians and health assistants. It is dedicated to serve internally displaced people caused by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), which for the past 18…

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Hygiene Promotion Partnership

The Hygiene Promotion Partnership (HPP) intervention will consist of training communities in safe hygiene at household level, coupled with the use of cleaning products, particularly soap for hand washing. There are 70 community based facilitators each responsible for two clusters of 10 households. The clusters are in effect small scale health clubs and the methodologies…

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Health clubs to start in Guinea Bissau

Effective Intervention is a UK based foundation dedicated to reducing infant mortality rate in developing countries. It has selected Guinea Bissau as it is one of the poorest nations in Africa. It was found that some districts, as many as 300 in every 1000 infants die before they are one year old, from lack of…

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Rapid Sanitation Uptake in IDP Camps of Northern Uganda

Okot, P., Kwame, V., & Waterkeyn, J. (2005). Rapid Sanitation Uptake in the Internally Displaced People Camps of Northern Uganda through Community Health Clubs. Kampala. 31st WEDC Conference. Abstract: When thousands of people are forced to live in poor living conditions in a closely confined area the immediate health risk is the lack of sanitation…

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Decreasing communicable diseases through improved hygiene in Community Health Clubs

Waterkeyn, J. (2005). Decreasing communicable diseases through improved hygiene in Community Health Clubs. Kampala. 31st WEDC Conference. Abstract: It is clear that the A.H.E.A.D Methodology using structured participation through community health clubs can increase health knowledge within the community, and does impact on hygiene behaviour change. Further in areas where there is a dense coverage…

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Demand Led Sanitation In Zimbabwe

Waterkeyn, J. & Waterkeyn, A. (2000). Demand Led Sanitation in Zimbabwe. Dhaka 26th WEDC. Abstract: Whilst many sanitation projects have struggled to interest their beneficiaries in the positive advantages of latrines, Zimbabwe A.H.E.A.D. projects are battling to keep up with the demand for latrines from the communities. This paper explores a methodology that works to…

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