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Africa AHEAD presentation at SuSanA Webinar
Africa AHEAD presentation at SuSanA Webinar

Please join us for a webinar on ‘Linking community initiatives for sanitation and health’ January 28th 2016 at 10:00 (UTC/GMT). Overview: Poor sanitation has serious implications for health including a large burden of diarrhea, which remains the second leading killer of children under 5 globally, and a large burden of intestinal worms. Improving access to…

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Africa AHEAD presents on the Sustainable Development Goals at the UNC Conference

The Annual Water and Health Conference hosted by the Water Institute at University of North Carolina, in the USA, has become a landmark of the year for international academics and practitioners working in developing countries. The conference this year remained as technical as ever, with many papers focused on hardware issues e.g. the water quality…

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Putting Women at the Centre of Development
Putting Women at the Centre of Development

Africa AHEAD is providing a four hour seminar as a side event on 7th October 2015. This will be facilitated by Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn who will provide an introductory session on the Community Health club Model and how it is an ideal vehicle for empowering women and ensuring that they are able to take control…

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Self Supply Study to start in Zimbabwe
Self Supply Study to start in Zimbabwe

  UNICEF’s East & Southern Africa Regional Office – ESARO together with SKAT Foundation in Switzerland who act as the Secretariat of the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) have jointly contracted Africa AHEAD to undertake a detailed study of Self-Supply in Zimbabwe.  ‘Self Supply’ has come to mean  how rural householders can get  safe drinking…

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New website for CHCs launched
New website for CHCs launched

This website has been developed to enable the   registration of your community health clubs to form an international data base of projects where the CHC approach is being used. This  mapping of CHCs in each country should be a good resource for Ministries and NGOs alike so as to avoid unnecessary replication between implementing…

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High Level political support for Community Health Clubs in Rusizi District
High Level political support for Community Health Clubs in Rusizi District

Rusizi District is the site of a Randomised Control Trial being conducted by Innovation for Poverty Action, supported by the Gates Foundation. The intervention was completed this year and it is now the sustainability of the programme which is being monitored. The project is to be a demonstration of the classic model of the Community…

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Rwanda: Call to Roll Out ‘Green’ Drive Across All Districts
Rwanda: Call to Roll Out ‘Green’ Drive Across All Districts

Article from All Africa March. 2015 By Donah Mbabazi Stakeholders have agreed to extend the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) to all districts and further improve on ways of implementing its strategies on hygiene and general health. This was resolved during a meeting that brought together partners in the implementation of the programme with…

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New data on CHC costs – under US5 per person
New data on CHC costs – under US5 per person

A recent workshop in Kigali hosted by Ministry of Health and supported by Unicef, USAID and Africa AHEAD provided all implemented partners with an update on how their contributions towards the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme is enabling all villages in the country to be covered by this dynamic programme. Over the past 5…

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DRC project starts
DRC project starts

In March 2015, the long awaited  pilot project of CHCs in South Kivu, which is part of the Dfid funded SWIFT Project in DRC finally  got started.  Amans Ntakarutimana, Africa AHEAD’s Project Manager, has been working with the Tearfund team to get the project off the ground for over a year, since funding was first…

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Monitoring Behaviour Change and Improved Health Outcomes through the Community Hygiene Club Methodology in Rwanda
Monitoring Behaviour Change and Improved Health Outcomes through the Community Hygiene Club Methodology in Rwanda

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Rwanda is currently implementing the Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) which is in the process of establish Community Hygiene/Health Clubs (CHCs) in all 15,000 villages across Rwanda. The CHC model, as originally developed in Zimbabwe by Africa AHEAD (AA) in 1995, has in-built monitoring systems and tools ….

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Gates Foundation Sanitation Partners Workshop, Hanoi.
Gates Foundation Sanitation Partners Workshop, Hanoi.

24th -29th  January 2015 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) hosted 70 representatives from partner organisations across the globe that they are currently funding.  This six-day workshop that took place in Hanoi, Vietnam (24-29 Jan) has the recurring theme:  Building Demand for Sanitation (BDS).  Africa AHEAD was represented by the Director of Programmes, Anthony…

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Africa AHEAD’s new Country Directors in Zimbabwe and Rwanda
Africa AHEAD’s new Country Directors in Zimbabwe and Rwanda

Africa AHEAD  has grown from the bottom upwards since 1999 when we first started as a Trust in Zimbabwe. In 2005 we registered in South Africa, a middle income country, so as to replicate  regionally based out of Cape Town. When our main programme became  based in Rwanda we also registered in that country as a…

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Minister of Health called for CHCs nationwide in Zimbabwe
Minister of Health called for CHCs nationwide in Zimbabwe
Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa Visits  Community Health Club in Chipinge District, Manicaland, Zimbabwe 11th April, 2014 In the Water Policy of 2013, the Government of Zimbabwe directed that every village should have a functional Community Health Club (CHC) that seeks to empower communities to take full responsibility in preventive health....

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CHC Training Hub in Rwanda
CHC Training Hub in Rwanda

Africa AHEAD is now launching monthly training courses for  those applying as individuals as well as group workshops for  NGO staff who need training in the CHC Model. Training Modules are  designed to strengthen individuals and organisations currently engaged in or wanting to  implement the CBEHPP or CHC both in Rwanda and in other developing countries….

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Local Leaders support district CHCs

Report on a meeting with Local Leaders in Rusizi District on sustainability of CHC activities by Joseph Katabarwa, Country Director, Africa AHEAD Rwanda 22nd January, 2015 Hygiene behavior change is a process which cannot be achieved immediately. It is only by constant reinforcement and monitoring that the CHC members will all reach the required standard….

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Zimbabwe Minister of Health calls for the CHC Model to be a National Programme
Zimbabwe Minister of Health calls for the CHC Model to be a National Programme

  Minister of Health and Child Care’s Visit to Community Health Club in Chipinge by Moses Matondo. M&E Officer, Zimbabwe AHEAD. 11 April 2014 Chijumana Village,Ward 27 -Chipinge, Zimbabwe The Government of Zimbabwe has in the Water Policy of 2013 directed that every village should have a functional Community Health Club (CHC) that seeks to…

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20 years of Community Health Clubs

A Quick History: Giving Credit Where it is Due Dr Juliet Waterkeyn, CEO Africa AHEAD April 2014 This year we are celebrating 20 years since 1994 we first tried out my original concept of  a ‘Community Health Club’ to galvanise women into taking action to improve their own health and hygiene in their homes. I would…

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