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Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe calls for CHCs country wide

May, 2013. Zimbabwe.  Juliet Waterkeyn Community Health Clubs were first established in Zimbabwe in 1994, when the present Director of Zim AHEAD pioneered this approach in Manicaland. Although CHCs  have  been trickling along since then through various NGO initiatives, it has not been fully institutionalised into the government system, which for the past 13 years…

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Community Based Facilitators: Multi-tasking Rural Mums

May 2013, Zimbabwe. Juliet Waterkeyn Known as Community Based Facilitators (CBF’s) the role of  these wonderful women, and sometimes men,  who are the back bone of the Community Health Club model should receive more recognition. They are volunteered by their community to be the selfless people who are going to lead their village out of…

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29 tons of solid waste shifted by CHC members

Patty Determan May 2013 In November 2012, a new program was launched  as part of the UNICEF Urban WASH Fund from DFID. ACF partnered with Zimbabwe AHEAD in Chipinge Town, and the project is now managed by Project Officer, Rangandu Mushipe. After six months the Chipinge Urban project now includes 10 school clubs, 12 market…

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Building trust between council and residents of Bindura Town

Patty Determan May 2013 Acute outbreaks of cholera and typhoid linked to poor water and sanitation in urban areas of Zimbabwe claimed more than 4,000 lives between 2008-2009, one of the worst outbreaks seen in Africa to-date. In order to mitigate these life-threatening diseases, DFID launched the fund for an urban  WASH programs  to clean…

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USAID/OFDA supports massive scale up in Zimbabwe

The emergency wing of  USAID has today finalised a direct grant to Zimbabwe AHEAD which will see a role out of  Community Health Clubs in the coming year  into four of the most hard hit  districts of the country in a effort to mitigate against future Cholera and Typhoid epidemics. This programme will  establish a…

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Zim AHEAD 2011 Annual Report

  Full layout can be downloaded in four parts (20 pages in total) … Please be patient, it takes a bit of time! Meanwhile please read the excerps…   2011 AHEAD Annual Report_part_1 2011 AHEAD Annual Report_part_2 2011 AHEAD Annual Report_part_3 2011 AHEAD Annual Report_part_4 EXCERPS: ZIMBABWE AHEAD, 2011 Anthony Waterkeyn, Chairman The year ended…

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Tribute to Josephine Mutandiro, Trustee of Zimbabwe AHEAD

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing away of Josephine Mutandiro, who devoted her life to alleviating the suffering of others, and was a truly committed development practitioner in a class of her own.  She came to Zimbabwe AHEAD Organisation when it was newly formed in 1999 and brought with it a…

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International visitors from OXFAM visit Masvingo

01 December, 2011 Report by Morgan Hayiza   ZimAHEAD Project Officer. Oxfam staff from UK, Germany, Scotland and Zimbabwe had an opportunity to visit the Community Health Clubs and rehabilitated water points in Masvingo Rural District of Zimbabwe, where ZimAHEAD implemented an OFDA funded Water and Sanitation Project through OXFAM GB. The project ended in…

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Urban Waste management in Zim

December, 2011. City Authorities and Residents Joining Up by Regis Matimati – Director of Programmes, ZimAHEAD ZimAHEAD  has observed that city councils and residents can jointly own up to the waste menace if they sit together to identify and plan on ways to solve the sanitation challenge. What needs to be done first is creating…

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CHCs highlighted in Zimbabwe Sanitation Week

30 September, 2011 Regis Matimati, Director of Programmes, Zimbabwe AHEAD Every year Zimbabwe commemorates  Sanitation and Hygiene week with the rest of the world. A venue is chosen for the prestigious launch by the national dignitaries as national commitment in pursuit of improving sanitation and hygiene goals. This years’ launch has been the 14th launch…

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2011 National Sanitation Week Commemorations Proposed for Masvingo

19th July, 2011. To Masvingo Municipality Dear Sir, Its been a while since ZimAHEAD left Masvingo and I know the CHCs are still fired up and functional in waste management and public health promotion. I don’t know if you are aware that Zimbabwe Sanitation Week will be commemorated in your city owing to your outstanding…

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Zimbabwe AHEAD background

Zimbabwe  AHEAD  Acting Director: Regis Matimati Tel: +27 (0) 773 038 700 Director of Programmes: Regis Matimati ZimAHEAD, as it is affectionately known in Zimbabwe, has played a catalytic role in pioneering a workable solution to achieve sustainable development and has provided training and technical expertise for other programmes funded by CARE, DFID and Mercy…

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A Volunteer’s perspective : ‘A real eye opener’

April 2011 Kate Brogan is an intern with Zimbabwe AHEAD, having just qualified with a Masters in Community Water Supply and Sanitation’ from Cranfield University, UK, she describes her first impressions of the CHCs in Zimbabwe On the 1st of March 2011, I arrived in Harare, excited to meet the ZimAHEAD team.  Their enthusiasm and…

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Letter from the field

14th March, 2011 By Regis Matimati Masvingo ‘The events lined up for us were pregnant with palpable emotion as communities felt they had been given their lives back by the provision of water.’ Once again we saw how our officers are doing wonders with CHCs. We got complimented by the community, schools and DWSSC for…

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WASH Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Zimbabwe

Masvingo Community Health CLlub Project Goal: To reduce the vulnerability of at-risk rural populations in rural Masvingo to Water and Sanitation Related Disease (WSRD) transmission. Objectives: 1)      To increase levels of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) knowledge, attitudes and practices through Community Health Clubs and School Health Clubs so as to decrease vulnerability to WSRD…

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The Pride of the Poor: Garikai, Masvingo

Five years ago during the infamous Marimbatsvina Campaign, that eradicated most informal settlement in Zimbabwe, many shack dwellers of Masvingo Town found themselves homeless. Some of those displaced were finally given ‘core houses’, small two room boxes, on a patch of dry bushland on the outskirts of Masvingo, which although undoubtably better than their shacks,…

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Masvingo is the latest town to be cleaned up by CHCs

ERF-UNOCHA through Oxfam, is providing community capacity building in cholera mitigation.  Based on the success in Mutare and Chiredzi, ZimAHEAD has been contracted to provide yet another Community Health Club programme in high density urban areas of Masvingo Town.  All the 10 wards under the Masvingo City Council Authority are being covered by 9 Community…

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Zimbabwe AHEAD Annual Report 2009

The 2009 Annual Report is now available for those interested in  the work of Zimbabwe AHEAD. A short overview of this years projects includes the following: Food Security and Livelihoods Independence project supported  by the EC through Mercy Corps in Chipinge, Chiredzi and Buhera districts (on-going) Public Health Promotion in Humanitarian emergencies  with Oxfam  supported…

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CHC GRADUATIONS 2010

ZimAHEAD is facilitating  Community Health Clubs graduation days in Chiredzi starting 14 -18 June where 3900 CHC members are graduating after 6 months of PHHE. The residents confirm we have managed the unexpected. The urban and rural authorities have requested that we keep going but we are moving out due to funding lifespan. We leave…

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Cholera Mitigation Case Study

Community Health Clubs were started in Mutare, Zimbabwe in an effort to combat the rapid spread of Cholera in Zimbabwe in 2009. This is an inspiring account of how well mobilised women were able to role back this deadly threat and prevent any daths from cholera in this high risk area. The paper presented at…

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