SOUTH AFRICA

eThekwini CHC Project Gets Underway with 3 Day Training

August 2010 Africa AHEAD Project Manager Nancy Maksimoski conducted a 3-day workshop on the CHC Methodology for EWS staff 17-19 August 2010 in Durban. The training covered Modules 1 (Feasibility: Rationale for the Community Health Club Approach) and 2 (Planning: How to Start a Community Health Club Project) of Africa AHEAD’s CHC Manual.  For this…

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eThekwini Water Services Extends Johanna Road Pilot Project

In response to the results of the Johanna Road Pilot Project, eThekwini Water Services (EWS) has decided to extend the project by 6 months so that Impiloyethu can continue onto the next phase in the Applied Health Education and Development (AHEAD) methodology, where graduates are invited to participate in weekly Food Security, Agriculture, and Nutrition…

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Johanna Road Pilot Project Graduation

Africa AHEAD is excited to report that 31 members of Impiloyethu Community Health Club graduated 10 April 2010.  In recognition of their efforts, a morning ceremony was held at the Education Centre at the Northern Treatment Works in Durban. The events began with a public viewing of the CHC’s agri-tubes, tyre-step project and communal improvements…

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The Johanna Road Project: 6-Month Report

March 2010 After 6 months of health promotion modules, impressive improvements have occurred at the Johanna Road Informal Settlement in the eThekwini Municipality, as measured by our Household Observations Survey, and as observed through communal changes and activities. Research From the baseline surveys, it was identified that the most problematic areas were low practice of…

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CHC trainers graduate in Cape Town

June, 2010 The City of Cape Town requested that Africa AHEAD to provide another Community Health Club (CHC) training for the City’s Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) and Community Workers (CWs). Africa AHEAD providde training in the AHEAD methodology for 20 CWs and 16 EHPs over the course of 7 days in April 2010. Upon completion…

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The Metro Health Club: Grassroots Action for Improved Community Health in the Western Cape

The Metro Health Club: Grassroots Action for Improved Community Health in the Western Cape For the past four years Africa AHEAD has been trying to introduce the concept of the Community Health Club Methodology into the informal settlements of the Western Cape. This has presented quite a challenge and it was open to debate whether…

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New CHC Project in 5 Informal Settlements in Cape Town

January 2010 AfricaAHEAD is excited to announce the implementation of a new Community Health Club Project in Cape Town’s informal settlements.  With the assistance from several partner organisations, AfricaAHEAD plans to implement a health clubs in 5 different townships in Cape Town. AfricaAHEAD plans to implement the project in the False Bay area (Vrygrond, Masiphumelele,…

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Imbasa Community Resources

January 2010 In 2005 the CHC idea was introduced into Khayelitsha through the University of Western Cape who sponsored a workshop facilitated by Africa AHEAD, where the first 25 facilitators were trained. Later that year working with Africa AHEAD, Hygiene Promotion Partnership, a research wing of BYU University adopted many of the concepts of the…

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South Africa, KZN Poster

This poster is a visual summary of the Danida funded IWRM project in South Africa, where 10 CHCs achieved high levels of behaviour change within an 8 month period. 2009.KZN poster.pdf

South Africa:KZN Case Study

This is a summary of the achievements of a pilot project which was using Community Health Clubs to promote hygiene behaviour change in  Kwa Zulu Natal, and shows that this is an effective methodology for sound development in rural South Africa South Africa KZN Rural Case Study

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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CHCs starting in Umzimkhulu

15th January, 2008. Getting Going at Last This week marks the culmination of almost a year’s efforts by Africa AHEAD and DWAF, to start up CHCs in the lovely foothills of the Drakensburg Mountains, one hour south of Durban in Umzimkhulu Municipality, Sisonke District, Kwa Zulu Natal. The concept was introduced to the Municipality and…

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