Tag : Pilot Projects

Apac Pilot Project of Community Health Clubs in Uganda
Apac Pilot Project of Community Health Clubs  in Uganda

December 2013 – April 2015 International Life Fund (ILF) wanted to expand the impact of Sanitation and Hygiene promotion within the communities  in Apac District where it has a Water Supply programme drilling boreholdes in 200 villages. ILF selected  the Community Health Club (CHC) methodology because of its success record in northern Uganda in the…

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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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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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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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Sing Song CHCs

August 2010. J. Waterkeyn CHCs are spreading rapidly in Africa, but the question remains, ‘Can they appeal to more sophisticated rural communities in Asia?’   How can we adapt the CHC methodology to suit this very different scenario. Since November 2009, when Ministry of Health (MoH) in Vietnam first decided to use the CHC Approach,  they…

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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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South Africa

 PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN IN SOUTH AFRICA Development of generic CHC Training manual and extensive PHAST Tool Kit for Informal Settlements (City Health Department- Danida) Training for City Health Department of facilitators to start CHCs in Informal Settlements near Cape Town Support to Hygiene Promotion Partnership for base line survey to ascertain level of hygiene behaviour change…

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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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Durban Informal Settlement CHC

Johanna Road Informal Settlement October 2009 The eThekwini Metro is giving Africa AHEAD the chance to pilot the CHC concept in one of the most challenging informal settlements in the City of Durban. The settlement is situated on a steep slope of a hill next to the Sea Cow sewerage works, which has long been…

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Hygiene Behaviour change monitored in Umzimkhulu

BACKGROUND Umzimkhulu Municipality in Sisonke District of KZN was selected by the Department of Water Affairs to pilot this project that was initiated as part of the IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) programme being funded by the Danish Embassy (DANIDA). Umzimkhulu was part of the Eastern Cape until it was recently absorbed into Kwa Zulu…

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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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Health clubs to start in Guinea Bissau

Effective Intervention is a UK based foundation dedicated to reducing infant mortality rate in developing countries. It has selected Guinea Bissau as it is one of the poorest nations in Africa. It was found that some districts, as many as 300 in every 1000 infants die before they are one year old, from lack of…

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