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Nyabeho village: their achievements in their own words
Nyabeho village: their achievements in their own words

In 2016 Nyambeho village was considered one of the most progressive villages in Rusizi District. In response to the training the Environmental Health Officer had successfully engage the village leadership and their dynamic village social worker had formed a Community Health Club which embraced everyone of the 111 households in the village. Within a year…

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Rusizi District reaction to RCT
Rusizi District reaction to RCT

The results of the RCT in Rusizi have now come to light and although there has been no formal presentation in Rwanda the paper was delivered in USA in October 2016 by Innovations for Poverty Action, at the Water Institute Conference in North Carolina. In December, 2015, Africa AHEAD hosted a workshop with district stakeholders…

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Questions raised over the results of the RCT in Rusizi
Questions raised over the results of the RCT in Rusizi

The long awaited RCT results were presented at the largest Public Health Forum in the USA at  the Water Institute Water Conference in October 2016. Gates Foundation who had  funded the research, also hosted a side event at this Conference, where Ms. Sheela Sinharoy, presenting on behalf of  IPA had shocked the audience  with a…

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Rusizi District analyze Impact of the CHCs
Rusizi District analyze Impact of the CHCs

A Community Health Club programme  in 150 villages in Rusizi  has been running since 2013 as part of  intervention  for a Randomised Control Trial to test the efficacy of Community Health Clubs in to mobilise communities to take action in safe hygiene so as to prevent diarrhoea. Africa AHEAD,  responsible for supporting the monitoring of…

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Directors visit to Rusizi District
Directors visit to Rusizi District

January,  2017. Following the results of the Randomised Control Trial, the Directors of Africa AHEAD visited Rusizi District in December 2017 to see for themselves if the Community Health Clubs had made any impact on hygiene in the 150 villages which were now all engaged in the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion  Programme. We visited…

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Introduction to CHC AHEAD – Data Monitoring & Evaluation
Kigali Action Plan sites CBEHPP success in poverty reduction
Kigali Action Plan sites CBEHPP success in poverty reduction

As reported by the New Times, Rwanda.  30th January, 2015 “Rwanda today begins its role in the implementation of a continental water and sanitation plan at the African Union Summit that kicks off today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The initiative, dubbed Kigali Action Plan on Water and Sanitation Goals in Africa, was endorsed last year…

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Imihigo performance league tables in Rwanda: CHCs beind rapid rise of Rusizi
Imihigo performance league tables in Rwanda: CHCs beind rapid rise of Rusizi

The Imihigo approach has been operational since 2006 in Rwanda and is the reason behind the fast trend of development in Rwanda compared to other countries in Africa. For example Rwanda not only met but exceeds the Water and sanitation MDG Targets. “Every year both central and local government sign Imihigo/ Performance Contracts with His…

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Gates Foundation approves additional support for Rusizi District
Gates Foundation approves additional support for Rusizi District

Powerpoint Presentation 2016 UNC Waterkeyn.J. Analysis of CHC in Rusizi The Randomised Control Trial which was supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been wound up and results are due to be published very soon by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). The intervention has been running for four years since October 2012, when the…

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Understanding behaviour and choice in context: accessing local knowledge to enhance energy access and sanitation interventions”
Understanding behaviour and choice in context: accessing local knowledge to enhance energy access and sanitation interventions”

Amans Ntakarutimana and Nelson Ekane Presentation for World Water Week, Stockholm. August 2016 For full presentation click here 2016.08.23 Performance of CHC in transforming sanitation practices AN_NE KTH 2016 Introduction: There  is  a need to integrate policies and practices to prevent common and lifestyle associated diseases (CDs & NCDs) for healthy communities, socio economic development and…

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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 Africa AHEAD 2015 Annual Report

The Annual Report for July 2014  – June 2015 has now been submitted to Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2015 08 02 Annual Report Rusizi April 2014 – March 2015_AN-JK-4_JW_AJW-1 (1) Executive Summary This report highlights activities and achievements implementing the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) in Rusizi District from April 2014 to…

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Monitoring Hygiene Behaviourand improved health outcomes in Rusizi District

In Rwanda, the methodology referred to internationally as the ‘Community Health Club’ Model has been  embeded into the Community Based environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP). The intervention is  being implemented by MoH, assisted by Africa AHEAD,  working in close collaboration with Local Government at district level and below. Through this project, EHO’s and CHW’s receive adequate…

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Rwanda National workshop for scaling up CBEHPP
Rwanda National workshop for scaling up CBEHPP

19th February, 2015 The Ministry of Health in Rwanda in line with the provisions of the  Third Health Sector Strategic Plan, is committed to ensuring that the  Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) started in 2010 continues to spread to every village in Rwanda in order to enhance safe sanitation and sustainable hygiene practices. To-date 13,472…

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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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Monitoring Hygiene Behaviour Change in Community Health Clubs in Rusizi District
There are 5 main objectives for this intervention in 3 years: To build capacity in MoH for cost-effective training of communities for hygiene behaviour change: Capacity of MoH has been built: 14 EHOs and 7 EHPs were trained to supervise the 100 Community Health Facilitators (known as ASOC) in each village. The M+E Officer at MoH...

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New website for registering CHCs

Africa AHEAD is committed to providing an institutional memory of any projects in Africa using Community Health Clubs. In order to coordinate an online community of partners who use this approach we have for the past year been supported by the Gates Foundation  to develop a website which will enable the  Ministry of Health real…

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Unicef solidly behind CHC scale up in Rwanda
Unicef solidly behind CHC scale up in Rwanda

In Kigali, this week, the Directors of Africa AHEAD met with the new WASH Manager for Unicef, Dr Malik, to discuss how to go about the massive training that is needed throughout Rwanda to complete the country wide coverage to all 15,000 villages before 2018. The Unicef team is currently supporting an extensive programme through…

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Interview with New Country Director Rwanda

Mr. Joseph Katabarwa was until very recently Head of Environmental Health Desk, Ministry of Health in Rwanda.  He is  the key proponent of the CHC approach in Rwanda, responsible for building the national programme known as Community Based Environmntal Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP). Together with the Director of Programmes, Anthony Waterkeyn, who was at the…

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National Workshop to Scale up CHC in Rwanda
National Workshop to Scale up CHC in Rwanda
The Ministry of Health in Rwanda in line with the provisions of the  Third Health Sector Strategic Plan, is committed to ensuring that the  Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) started in 2010 continues to spread to every village in Rwanda in order to enhance safe sanitation and sustainable hygiene practices. To-date 13,472 (90%) of the 14,841...

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