Tag : Cholera

2015 UNC: Sustainability though Community Organisation
2015 UNC: Sustainability though Community Organisation

SIDE EVENT:  Friday 30th October, 2015         UNC Water institute Conference, University North Carolina In seeking to improve our performance in the WASH Sector for the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, we should replicate and scale up a development model that has worked. Objectives of the seminar: To provide concrete examples of an integrated…

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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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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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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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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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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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Rapid Sanitation Uptake in IDP Camps of Northern Uganda

Okot, P., Kwame, V., & Waterkeyn, J. (2005). Rapid Sanitation Uptake in the Internally Displaced People Camps of Northern Uganda through Community Health Clubs. Kampala. 31st WEDC Conference. Abstract: When thousands of people are forced to live in poor living conditions in a closely confined area the immediate health risk is the lack of sanitation…

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