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Cholera Prevention in Mutare

2009: Zimbabwe Case Study : Cholera Prevention in Mutare Most countries in Africa will fall short of meeting the MDG targets for the provision of water and sanitation due to lack of financial and institutional capacity (WSP-Africa, 2006). Although safe sanitation has been found to be the most effective single intervention in reducing diarrhoea (Esrey,…

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New Country Director in Zimbabwe
New Country Director in Zimbabwe

It is  with great pleasure that we officially announce the appointment of Country Director in Zimbabwe as from January 2015. The founding Executive Director for Zim AHEAD, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn who has been steering the Organisation from a distance for many years, is now CEO of Africa AHEAD, and is standing down in Zimbabwe. At…

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‘Its time we focused on the Community’ says Minister of Health for Zimbabwe
‘Its time we focused on the Community’ says Minister of Health for Zimbabwe

Minister Visit to Chigure CHC April 2014 Dr. David Parirenyatwa, the Minister for Health and Child Welfare  in Zimbabwe comments on a visit to a Community Health Club in Chipinge District. He came  to see for himself the claims of Mr Goldberg Mangwadu, the Director of Environmental Health Services who believes that Manicaland is ahead…

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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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Apiculture at Schools in Gokwe North, Zimbabwe

6th  Oct – 7th  November, 2014 Zim AHEAD staff conducted a training on Apiculture for 250 Community Based Facilitators and 4 School Health Masters and 3 School Development Committee members drawn from 5 wards trained in Gokwe North for ADRA Japan. In fact the same group of Community Based Facilitators had already been trained  in 2011…

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School Health Clubs for Menstrual Hygiene

2nd – 6th June 2014 : School Health Masters Training ZimAHEAD trained 20 teachers and 13 EHTs with support from SNV in Masvingo District supplying our newly  developed Menstrual Hygiene Management tool kit which made it possible for participants to engage in communication around sensitive hygiene issues. The training was also attended by district officials from the…

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USAID Agriculture and Food Security Programming in Zimbabwe

Poverty Reduction and Food Security – Livestock Development (PRFSVLD) Program. p.17. ‘In June 2013, USAID/Zimbabwe initiated two five year development food aid programs, Amalima and “Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up Resilience and Enterprise” (ENSURE).  These programs, implemented by CNFA and World Vision respectively and their consortia partners, work with Vulnerable households in ten districts in Manicaland, Masvingo,…

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STARS visit to School Health Clubs

Report on field visit by Regis Matimati 3 August 2014. STARS support organizations that work with children in Health, Education, Protection and WASH in 3 global regions (the Americas, Africa- Asia and Latin America) and is offering awards to the most sustainable projects. We have passed the first selection of 277 applications and are in…

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Africa AHEAD – Zimbabwe

Name of Organization: Africa AHEAD – Zimbabwe Name and Contact of Representation of Organization:   Country Director: Regis Matimati: 0773038700;  regis@africaahead.com Date of Establishment: 1995; Registered as Trust in 2001 Date and Number of Registration as PVO: 19/2014 Address : 1 Thurso Avenue, Eastlea, Harare. Zimbabwe   Main Program areas : WASH Software (innovators of the Community…

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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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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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Activities in Zimbabwe: 2013

Annual Report 2013: Regis Matimati (Acting Country Director, Zimbabwe) April 2014 Our Annual Budget was also the highest it has ever been at close to a million USD and our latest audit gave us a clean bill of health, which should encourage future partners.  The USAID project was particularly important as we were directly funded…

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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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How do CHCs work? A description from the field

How do Community Health Clubs work? Our team in Zimbabwe were asked to describe how CHCs work. Their description is a fresh look at the whole process… This is how Regis Matimati, Director of Programmes describes the process…. ‘Here is how it goes. About 50-100 people staying in the same locality meet once weekly on…

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Cholera Mitigation through Community Health Clubs: Zimbabwe 2012-2013

Donor: USAID  (direct funding) Districts: Mutare, Chimanimani and Chipinge Number of Project Wards : 23 Number of beneficiaries: 811,451 Number of CHC Members: 15,911 Cost of Project: US$ 506,316 Cost per Beneficiary:  US$2.34 Start and end Date:  October 2012- September 2013   Goal: To improve hygiene and sanitation practices and to sustainably reduce the risk…

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Stakeholders impressed with Bindura Town cleanup

Morgan Haiza, Project Manager, Zim AHEAD 12th June, 2013 The stakeholder monitoring exercise from the 29 to the 30th of May 2013 was aimed to assess progress in the implementation of water and sanitation and hygiene education UNICEF funded programme in Bindura. This exercise was brought about by stakeholders’ request that they needed to establish what…

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Stories from the field: A visit to granny

 Stories from the Field Utsanana Community Health Club.   A 52 year old woman Mary Chinthenga is an active member of Utsanana CHC. She joined the club on 13/02/13. She is attending the club sessions regularly. During the school holidays Mary brought her granddaughter Shanyce Chinthenga to the health club venue for a routine club…

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Value for Money: highly motivated communities build 7,771 unsubidized latrines in one year

CASE STUDY: Zimbabwe: Community Health Clubs deliver Hygiene + Total Sanitation @ $4.42 pp June 2013 Source: December 2012 Project Report Zimbabwe AHEAD/ACF, Cecilia Chinhengo / Juliet Waterkeyn Blanket coverage: This Community Health Club project was implemented by Zim AHEAD, in partnership with ACF in 429 villages, within 11 wards of Gutu and Mberengwa, Masvingo…

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