ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe Case Study

A short summary of hygiene behaviour change in Zimbabwe, updating from the ground breaking early projects in 2001 in Tsholtsho, to recent projects in Chipinge where similat levels of change are being recorded. It points a way forward as to how the MDGs can be achieved by scaling up the CHC approach as is being…

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Zimbabwe

Public Health Promotion Programme for Urban Humanitarian Crises in Sakubva, Mutare. Zimbabwe AHEAD in Partnership with Oxfam Reported by: Regis Matimati, Zim AHEAD, Project Manager, March 2009. UN says Zimbabwe cholera cases rise above 80,000 : 20th February 2009 Geneva – The UN health agency says the number of cholera cases in Zimbabwe has soared…

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The Power of Participatory Education: Social Capital in Zimbabwe

Rosenfeld, J.A. (2007). The Power of Participatory Education: Social Capital in Zimbabwe. Unpublished. Introduction: “Woman’s place is in the Home, but Home is not contained within the four walls of an individual home. Home is the community.” – Rhetta Childe Dorr, 1910 Zimbabwe is a country in crisis. This is what the international news agencies…

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Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs:

Waterkeyn, J. & Cairncross, S. (2005). Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs: a cost-effective intervention in two districts of Zimbabwe. 61. Social Science & Medicine. p.1958-1970. Abstract: Unless strategies are found to galvanise rural communities and create a demand for sanitation, we cannot achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halving the…

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Hygiene Promotion in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe: New Approaches to Behavior Change

Sidibe, M. & Curtis, V. (2002). Hygiene promotion in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe: New approaches to behaviour change. Blue-Gold Field Note, Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)-Africa Region, World Bank. Summary: After years of debate, most people working in water and sanitation now agree that hygiene promotion is vitally important. But even now, many programmes and…

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While Zimbabwe falls apart, those in Health Clubs still thrive

Zimbabwe has been a least favoured nation for donors for the past five years as the current regime has alienated foreign investors in the Health Sector. Zimbabwe AHEAD was a small but highly dedicated NGO at the point of going to scale throughout the country when funds dried up. The past few years has seen…

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Zimbabwe

Zim AHEAD teams up with Mercy Corps Summary In March 2007, Zimbabwe AHEAD joined forces with Mercy Corps, one of the few International NGOs which continues to operate in Zimbabwe, despite the severe operational problems of working in a country where the inflation rate is over 4000% and vital commodities such as fuel and cement…

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Decreasing communicable diseases through improved hygiene in Community Health Clubs

Waterkeyn, J. (2005). Decreasing communicable diseases through improved hygiene in Community Health Clubs. Kampala. 31st WEDC Conference. Abstract: It is clear that the A.H.E.A.D Methodology using structured participation through community health clubs can increase health knowledge within the community, and does impact on hygiene behaviour change. Further in areas where there is a dense coverage…

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Demand Led Sanitation In Zimbabwe

Waterkeyn, J. & Waterkeyn, A. (2000). Demand Led Sanitation in Zimbabwe. Dhaka 26th WEDC. Abstract: Whilst many sanitation projects have struggled to interest their beneficiaries in the positive advantages of latrines, Zimbabwe A.H.E.A.D. projects are battling to keep up with the demand for latrines from the communities. This paper explores a methodology that works to…

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