Tag : Water And Sanitation

CHCs help people resettle in war torn DRC
CHCs help people resettle in war torn DRC

Reported by the Swift Consortium / Tearfund Fikiri Madisi, age 42 and father of nine children is a teacher. “On the return from our displacement camps, we had no toilets and bathrooms or clean water,” he reports, remembering his early return to Congo after a decade of refuge life. Fikiri lives in Mwandiga, a small…

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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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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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Turning Waste into Value: AA presents at University of Dar es Salaam
Turning Waste into Value: AA presents at University of  Dar es Salaam

Identifying gaps and collaborative partnerships to advance sustainable sanitation training, research and implementation in Tanzania March 30-31st 2016  Centre for Continuing Education,   University of Dar Es Salaam  The Department of Water Resources Engineering at University of Dar es Salaam and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden initiated this dialogue as part of a SIDA…

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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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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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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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Water Aid applauds Rwanda’s sanitation as continental leader

20 February 2013. by Alex Weber Kigali: Rwanda has become an African leader when it comes to providing its citizens access to safe sanitation, but its progress could stall if funding is not increased, a report by the international development charity Water Aid has found. Released on Wednesday, the report “Keeping Promises: Why African leaders…

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How do CHCs work? A description from the field

How do Community Health Clubs work? Our team in Zimbabwe were asked to describe how CHCs work. Their description is a fresh look at the whole process… This is how Regis Matimati, Director of Programmes describes the process…. ‘Here is how it goes. About 50-100 people staying in the same locality meet once weekly on…

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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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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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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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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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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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Rwanda in the fast lane, IRC sanitation field visit confirms

Thursday 11 August 2011 Around 30 percent of the national budget of Rwanda is made available to district authorities. This high share makes Rwanda a front-runner in Africa, Stephan Klingebiel and Timo Mahn, two German banking specialists write in the June 2011 edition of Development and Cooperation, Vol. 38.2011:6. In only a few years, the…

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