Tag : Diarrhoeal Diseases

Low cost-high Impact: Hygiene Behaviour Change in Vietnam in Community Health Clubs

Juliet Waterkeyn and Nguyen Huy Nga ABSTRACT Vietnam is the first country in Asia to use the Community Health Club (CHC) Model of development in a pilot project by Ministry of Health in 3 Northern provinces in Son La, Phu Tho and Ha Tinh districts. The CHC Model was originally developed in Africa (Waterkeyn, 2010)…

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Understanding behaviour and choice in context: accessing local knowledge to enhance energy access and sanitation interventions”
Understanding behaviour and choice in context: accessing local knowledge to enhance energy access and sanitation interventions”

Amans Ntakarutimana and Nelson Ekane Presentation for World Water Week, Stockholm. August 2016 For full presentation click here 2016.08.23 Performance of CHC in transforming sanitation practices AN_NE KTH 2016 Introduction: There  is  a need to integrate policies and practices to prevent common and lifestyle associated diseases (CDs & NCDs) for healthy communities, socio economic development and…

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BBC reports on Community Health Clubs in DRC
BBC reports on Community Health Clubs in DRC

April, 2016 ‘The happiest people I have ever seen singing about a toilet!’ says the BBC reporter who captured a rare moment of optimism in this traumatized nation. Read the full story ‘Bawili’s story is quintessentially Congolese. In 1998, her husband was shot when rebels attacked their village. She fled with her children to Tanzania,…

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The power of Common Unity highlighted in TED Talks
The power of Common Unity highlighted in TED Talks

  The Community Health Model alters health norms and raises social capital levels by providing a platform for people to communicate new cultures of health. This, in turn, reduces disease incidence and prevalence. A public health professional with over ten years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating international health and development programs, Jason Rosenfeld began…

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Webinar: Community Initiatives for Sanitation and Health
Webinar: Community Initiatives for Sanitation and Health

January 28th, 2016 RECORDING NOW ON-LINE SuSanA-SEI webinars funded by BMGF grantees https://youtu.be/b2FLqEC4wlI?list=PL0gMdVBup-4MCymOPomtqL_XYT5YtLTSK Webinar content: Improving access to sanitation and hygiene and changing behaviours can bring not only health benefits but also many other positive changes in a community, including social, economic and environmental gains. Deepening our understanding of the linkages between sanitation interventions and…

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Africa AHEAD presentation at SuSanA Webinar
Africa AHEAD presentation at SuSanA Webinar

Please join us for a webinar on ‘Linking community initiatives for sanitation and health’ January 28th 2016 at 10:00 (UTC/GMT). Overview: Poor sanitation has serious implications for health including a large burden of diarrhea, which remains the second leading killer of children under 5 globally, and a large burden of intestinal worms. Improving access to…

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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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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 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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Rwanda Head of Environmental Health interview on impact of CHCs

Interview with Dr. Joseph Katabarwa, Head of Environmental Health Desk Ministry of Health, RWANDA Interviewer: Lisa Nash, Executive Director, Blue Planet Network, www.blueplanetnetwork.org 6 May 2014 Lisa: How do you know Juliet and Anthony Waterkeyn of Africa AHEAD? Joseph: Anthony was the first person to work with us as a consultant when we were developing…

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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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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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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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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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Evolution of CLTS in Sierra Leone

How to evolve CLTS was the challenge  we were given. CLTS was first introduced into Sierra Leone five years ago in 2008, and Unicef has been  coordinating implementing partners here  to an impressive degree with a frenzy of triggering across the country. However, despite the mushrooming of latrines, there has been doubt as to the…

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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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Monitoring and Evaluating the Community Health Club approach in Rwanda

At a Conference convened in Seattle, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in November 2011, top experts discussed how to achieve ‘Impact at Scale’, in order to more effectively reduce infant and child mortality.  One of the key recommendations of the convening was the use of Community Health Workers in every village as a…

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12,000 CHCs formed in Rwanda

The Training of Trainers by Africa AHEAD for the Communited BasedEnvironmental health PromotionProgramme in Rwanda for the scaling up of the CHC Approach to national level was completed in November 2010. Since then the process has been rolling out across the country in an unprecedented fashion. Encouraged  by a Presidential directive from President Paul Kagame,…

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Towards EDPRS ideals: Water access, hygiene and sanitation in Rwanda give new hopes and opportunities

SUNDAY TIMES, KIGALI. Friday September 2, 2011 by Thomas Kagera Rwanda has committed itself to reaching very ambitious targets in water supply and sanitation, with the vision to attain 100 per cent service coverage by 2020. The importance of adequate water supply and sanitation services as drivers for social and economic development, poverty reduction and…

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