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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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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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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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The Joy of a CHC Graduation

I came to witness the first of the Graduation Days organised at village level in Rusizi District, in Rwanda in the deep south, a remote area on the border with DRC and Burundi – the dark heart of Africa. A ‘Graduation Day’ is the standard CHC event at the end of six months of weekly…

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Africa AHEAD 20 years on

This past year has been a momentous year for our organisation as it celebrates 20 years since the very first Community Health Club was established in Makoni District in Zimbabwe. This was part of an early pilot project to determine whether our innovative CHC   approach would achieve holistic development and the empowerment of women. Over…

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Randomised Control Trial in Rwanda takes off

In 2010 the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) was started by the Rwandan Ministry of Health Environmental Health Department which involved the scale up of Community Health Clubs (CHCs) throughout the country.  It was important for MoH to have accurate data to assess the impact of the CHC Model. Being the prime instigator…

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Rwanda Head of Environmental Health interview on impact of CHCs

Interview with Dr. Joseph Katabarwa, Head of Environmental Health Desk Ministry of Health, RWANDA Interviewer: Lisa Nash, Executive Director, Blue Planet Network, www.blueplanetnetwork.org 6 May 2014 Lisa: How do you know Juliet and Anthony Waterkeyn of Africa AHEAD? Joseph: Anthony was the first person to work with us as a consultant when we were developing…

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Water Aid applauds Rwanda’s sanitation as continental leader

20 February 2013. by Alex Weber Kigali: Rwanda has become an African leader when it comes to providing its citizens access to safe sanitation, but its progress could stall if funding is not increased, a report by the international development charity Water Aid has found. Released on Wednesday, the report “Keeping Promises: Why African leaders…

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Monitoring and Evaluating the Community Health Club approach in Rwanda

At a Conference convened in Seattle, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in November 2011, top experts discussed how to achieve ‘Impact at Scale’, in order to more effectively reduce infant and child mortality.  One of the key recommendations of the convening was the use of Community Health Workers in every village as a…

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CHCs take off in Rwanda

October, 2011 The training of Training in Rwanda for the scaling up of the CHC Approach was completed in November 2010, and since then the process has been rolling out across the country in an unprecedented fashion. Supported personally by a presidential directive from President Paul Kagame, the Environmental Health Department is jumping around establishing…

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GATES Foundation team visit Rwanda

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have been quick to recognise the importance of monitoring and evaluating the scaling up of the CHC Approach in Rwanda, through the Presidential Initiative which has directed everyone of the 15,000 villages  in the country to start CHCs, through the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP). The latest…

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World Vision do Hygiene Clubs in Rwanda

World Vision has joined the Commnity Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme and posted this presentation at the 2011 WASH Conference in Australia http://www.slideshare.net/WaterCentre/wash-2011-community-based-environmental-health-promotion-programme

Rwanda in the fast lane, IRC sanitation field visit confirms

Thursday 11 August 2011 Around 30 percent of the national budget of Rwanda is made available to district authorities. This high share makes Rwanda a front-runner in Africa, Stephan Klingebiel and Timo Mahn, two German banking specialists write in the June 2011 edition of Development and Cooperation, Vol. 38.2011:6. In only a few years, the…

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12,000 CHCs formed in Rwanda

The Training of Trainers by Africa AHEAD for the Communited BasedEnvironmental health PromotionProgramme in Rwanda for the scaling up of the CHC Approach to national level was completed in November 2010. Since then the process has been rolling out across the country in an unprecedented fashion. Encouraged  by a Presidential directive from President Paul Kagame,…

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Towards EDPRS ideals: Water access, hygiene and sanitation in Rwanda give new hopes and opportunities

SUNDAY TIMES, KIGALI. Friday September 2, 2011 by Thomas Kagera Rwanda has committed itself to reaching very ambitious targets in water supply and sanitation, with the vision to attain 100 per cent service coverage by 2020. The importance of adequate water supply and sanitation services as drivers for social and economic development, poverty reduction and…

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President calls for CHC throughout Rwanda

RWANDA IS THE FIRST COUNTRY WORLD WIDE TO MAKE CHCS A NATIONAL INSTITUTION. His Excellency the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame,  launched the Hygiene and Sanitation Presidential Initiative (HSPI) in July 2010 and this has dramatically raised the profile of the Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) that was officially launched on 17 December last…

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RWANDA TRAINING MATERIAL

New Tool Kit and Manual for training Village Health Workers Unicef is sponsoring the development of the Rwanda ToolKit, commissioning Dr Juliet Waterkeyn, the Director-Founder of Africa AHEAD to design this training material. The objective is to ensure that this is a high quality set of training materials for Rwanda printed in colour. As the…

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New CHC Country in Africa

Improving Hygiene Behaviour of Communities throughout Rwanda Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme MINISTRY OF HEALTH   Environmental Health REPUBLIC OF RWANDA   1.  The Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) is a hygiene behaviour change approach to reach communities and empower them to identify their personal and domestic hygiene and environmental health-related problems (including access to…

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