Tag : Informal Settlements

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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DRC project starts
DRC project starts

In March 2015, the long awaited  pilot project of CHCs in South Kivu, which is part of the Dfid funded SWIFT Project in DRC finally  got started.  Amans Ntakarutimana, Africa AHEAD’s Project Manager, has been working with the Tearfund team to get the project off the ground for over a year, since funding was first…

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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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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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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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Pilot CHC in Namibia

The Institute of Socio-ecological research (ISOE), in Frankfurt Germany is currently implementing a small research programme using ecological sanitation in the barren northern region of Namibia. Africa AHEAD is partnering to provide the community mobilisation and enable a demand responsive approach to develop in order to ensure that the facilities that are to be provided…

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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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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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eThekwini CHC Project Gets Underway with 3 Day Training

August 2010 Africa AHEAD Project Manager Nancy Maksimoski conducted a 3-day workshop on the CHC Methodology for EWS staff 17-19 August 2010 in Durban. The training covered Modules 1 (Feasibility: Rationale for the Community Health Club Approach) and 2 (Planning: How to Start a Community Health Club Project) of Africa AHEAD’s CHC Manual.  For this…

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eThekwini Water Services Extends Johanna Road Pilot Project

In response to the results of the Johanna Road Pilot Project, eThekwini Water Services (EWS) has decided to extend the project by 6 months so that Impiloyethu can continue onto the next phase in the Applied Health Education and Development (AHEAD) methodology, where graduates are invited to participate in weekly Food Security, Agriculture, and Nutrition…

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Johanna Road Pilot Project Graduation

Africa AHEAD is excited to report that 31 members of Impiloyethu Community Health Club graduated 10 April 2010.  In recognition of their efforts, a morning ceremony was held at the Education Centre at the Northern Treatment Works in Durban. The events began with a public viewing of the CHC’s agri-tubes, tyre-step project and communal improvements…

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The Johanna Road Project: 6-Month Report

March 2010 After 6 months of health promotion modules, impressive improvements have occurred at the Johanna Road Informal Settlement in the eThekwini Municipality, as measured by our Household Observations Survey, and as observed through communal changes and activities. Research From the baseline surveys, it was identified that the most problematic areas were low practice of…

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CHC trainers graduate in Cape Town

June, 2010 The City of Cape Town requested that Africa AHEAD to provide another Community Health Club (CHC) training for the City’s Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) and Community Workers (CWs). Africa AHEAD providde training in the AHEAD methodology for 20 CWs and 16 EHPs over the course of 7 days in April 2010. Upon completion…

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The Metro Health Club: Grassroots Action for Improved Community Health in the Western Cape

The Metro Health Club: Grassroots Action for Improved Community Health in the Western Cape For the past four years Africa AHEAD has been trying to introduce the concept of the Community Health Club Methodology into the informal settlements of the Western Cape. This has presented quite a challenge and it was open to debate whether…

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New CHC Project in 5 Informal Settlements in Cape Town

January 2010 AfricaAHEAD is excited to announce the implementation of a new Community Health Club Project in Cape Town’s informal settlements.  With the assistance from several partner organisations, AfricaAHEAD plans to implement a health clubs in 5 different townships in Cape Town. AfricaAHEAD plans to implement the project in the False Bay area (Vrygrond, Masiphumelele,…

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Imbasa Community Resources

January 2010 In 2005 the CHC idea was introduced into Khayelitsha through the University of Western Cape who sponsored a workshop facilitated by Africa AHEAD, where the first 25 facilitators were trained. Later that year working with Africa AHEAD, Hygiene Promotion Partnership, a research wing of BYU University adopted many of the concepts of the…

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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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