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Directors visit to Rusizi District
Directors visit to Rusizi District

January,  2017. Following the results of the Randomised Control Trial, the Directors of Africa AHEAD visited Rusizi District in December 2017 to see for themselves if the Community Health Clubs had made any impact on hygiene in the 150 villages which were now all engaged in the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion  Programme. We visited…

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Emergency Humanitarian Response to the El Nino in Zimbabwe
Emergency Humanitarian Response to the El Nino in Zimbabwe

 In the face of the El Nino induced drought in Sub Saharan Africa,  communities have to raise their vigilance against WASH related diseases. Action Contra la Faim has invited Africa AHEAD to partner once again to use the CHC approach to mitigate against emergencies, so as to avoid a cholera outbreak such as the one…

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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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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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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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CHCs support innovative urban sanitation scheme in Namibia

World Water Day in Outapi: festivities at the project location of CuveWaters The international research team of CuveWaters under the leadership of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research has reasons to celebrate: this year Outapi, the small town in northern Namibia, was officially chosen as the nationwide venue for the festivities of the World Water…

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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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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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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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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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CHCs take off in Vietnam

April, 2011 Vietnam is the first country in Asia to pioneer  the Community Health Club (CHC) Model of development to bring about hygiene behaviour change and improve sanitation coverage, adapting it to suit local cultures.  If sucessful,  Vietnam could lead the way as a powerful change agent for sound development in Asia ensuring that CHCs…

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South Africa, KZN Poster

This poster is a visual summary of the Danida funded IWRM project in South Africa, where 10 CHCs achieved high levels of behaviour change within an 8 month period. 2009.KZN poster.pdf

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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Celebrating Ubuntu

Community Health Clubs Graduating in Umzimkhulu August 2009 In January 2009, 10 communities within Umzimkhulu, one Local Municipality within the Sisonke District, began training as members of Community Health Clubs (CHC), a new initiative piloted by Africa AHEAD for the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs’ (DWA) Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) program. This Government…

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Rise From Your Sleep

8th April, 2009 Umzimkhulu is one of the most disadvantaged of all areas of South Africa. Levels of water provision by government are unacceptably low, with 80% of the community within this project still using unprotected open water sources. In addition, the recent base line survey shows that hygiene and sanitation practices are equally appalling,…

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Umzimkhulu Base Line Survey

March 2009. J. Rosenfeld & J. Waterkeyn The base line survey has been completed for Umzimkhulu and provides some guidelines as to the most pressing gaps in health knowledge that can be filled and hygiene behavior that can be changed by the Community Health Clubs. Based upon the results of this report, and given that…

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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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New CHC Country in Africa

Improving Hygiene Behaviour of Communities throughout Rwanda Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme MINISTRY OF HEALTH   Environmental Health REPUBLIC OF RWANDA   1.  The Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) is a hygiene behaviour change approach to reach communities and empower them to identify their personal and domestic hygiene and environmental health-related problems (including access to…

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