Daily Archives : January 18, 2010

Uganda

READ THE LATEST NEWS FROM UGANDA – (click here) COMMUNITY HEALTH CLUB PROJECTS 1. CARE International (funded by Gates Foundation) In 2003, Africa AHEAD provided training for 23 facilitators from HIDO, a local NGO and a PHAST Toolkit was developed specifically for the IDP Camps. Trainers were then posted into 15 Internally Displaced People’s camps…

Read more

Guinea Bissau

READ MORE: NEWS FROM GUINEA BISSAU Africa AHEAD provides training for Effective Interventions: Africa AHEAD was invited to partner with Effective Interventions to set up an applied research programme in the southern districts of Timbali and Quinara, to establish if the extremely high infant child mortality in Guinea Bissau could be reduced by improving access…

Read more

South Africa

 PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN IN SOUTH AFRICA Development of generic CHC Training manual and extensive PHAST Tool Kit for Informal Settlements (City Health Department- Danida) Training for City Health Department of facilitators to start CHCs in Informal Settlements near Cape Town Support to Hygiene Promotion Partnership for base line survey to ascertain level of hygiene behaviour change…

Read more

Celebrating Ubuntu

Community Health Clubs Graduating in Umzimkhulu August 2009 In January 2009, 10 communities within Umzimkhulu, one Local Municipality within the Sisonke District, began training as members of Community Health Clubs (CHC), a new initiative piloted by Africa AHEAD for the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs’ (DWA) Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) program. This Government…

Read more

Durban Informal Settlement CHC

Johanna Road Informal Settlement October 2009 The eThekwini Metro is giving Africa AHEAD the chance to pilot the CHC concept in one of the most challenging informal settlements in the City of Durban. The settlement is situated on a steep slope of a hill next to the Sea Cow sewerage works, which has long been…

Read more

Hygiene Behaviour change monitored in Umzimkhulu

BACKGROUND Umzimkhulu Municipality in Sisonke District of KZN was selected by the Department of Water Affairs to pilot this project that was initiated as part of the IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) programme being funded by the Danish Embassy (DANIDA). Umzimkhulu was part of the Eastern Cape until it was recently absorbed into Kwa Zulu…

Read more

Rise From Your Sleep

8th April, 2009 Umzimkhulu is one of the most disadvantaged of all areas of South Africa. Levels of water provision by government are unacceptably low, with 80% of the community within this project still using unprotected open water sources. In addition, the recent base line survey shows that hygiene and sanitation practices are equally appalling,…

Read more

Umzimkhulu Base Line Survey

March 2009. J. Rosenfeld & J. Waterkeyn The base line survey has been completed for Umzimkhulu and provides some guidelines as to the most pressing gaps in health knowledge that can be filled and hygiene behavior that can be changed by the Community Health Clubs. Based upon the results of this report, and given that…

Read more

KwaZulu-Natal

Creating ‘Common-Unity’ and ‘Vehicles for Development’ Through Community Health Clubs UMZHIMKHULU GEARING FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT: Municipal News. Published by the Municipality of Umzhimkhulu, Dec. 2008 Starting in October 2008, selected villages within the Umzimkhulu Municipality will begin their training as members of Community Health Clubs (CHC), a new initiative piloted by Africa AHEAD for…

Read more

Western Cape

Background Half an hour from the beautiful city of Cape Town, where a green ribbon of sophistication wraps around the famous Table Mountain, stretch the infamous Cape Flats, a flat gray carpet of chaos and crime where the less fortunate flock to seek work. The swelling numbers of migrants, mainly from the Eastern Cape, dwell…

Read more

Philisanani Health Club

Philisanani is an indigenous non-profit organization based in Khayelitsha, Cape Town in South Africa that is dedicated to improving the health and social conditions of people living in both formal and informal settlements. Founded in 2007, Philisanani was created by members of a health club started by Savior Maqualoti who was trained by Africa AHEAD…

Read more