Tag : ZIMBABWE

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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Urban Health Clubs in Harare clean up a dirty city

Medicine Sans Frontier  2015 Year End report Download the full report: MSF 2016 Project Overview MSF-Belgium aims to improve access to drinking water for people living in the high density areas and outskirts of Harare and as such tries to reduce outbreaks of water-related illnesses. A basic amount of lifesaving portable water will be offered to people…

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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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‘I have to be presentable’
‘I have to be presentable’

“Really, I will stay there (at the CHC)  until I die. The health club keeps me fit because everyday I have to be presentable. When you meet me you have to know this is somebody in this world. So it keeps me smart and keeps me healthy and fit.” – CHC Member, Mberengwa, Zimbabwe

“Unity with my friends”
“Unity with my friends”

I will continue to be a member.  I will continue to learn and I love to continue going to the club. The unity, the relationships, the knowledge… I want to continue acquiring these and having this unity with my friends.” – CHC Member, Zimbabwe

“Prevent disease before it reaches the people.”
“Prevent disease before it reaches the people.”

“As the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, I came here to see  the preventative aspect of health.  We tend to concentrate on hospitals  – that is where our efforts as Government have been. People have go to hospitals when they are already ill. Our idea here now (with the Community Health Club), is to…

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New Country Director in Zimbabwe
New Country Director in Zimbabwe

It is  with great pleasure that we officially announce the appointment of Country Director in Zimbabwe as from January 2015. The founding Executive Director for Zim AHEAD, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn who has been steering the Organisation from a distance for many years, is now CEO of Africa AHEAD, and is standing down in Zimbabwe. At…

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‘Its time we focused on the Community’ says Minister of Health for Zimbabwe
‘Its time we focused on the Community’ says Minister of Health for Zimbabwe

Minister Visit to Chigure CHC April 2014 Dr. David Parirenyatwa, the Minister for Health and Child Welfare  in Zimbabwe comments on a visit to a Community Health Club in Chipinge District. He came  to see for himself the claims of Mr Goldberg Mangwadu, the Director of Environmental Health Services who believes that Manicaland is ahead…

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Africa AHEAD’s new Country Directors in Zimbabwe and Rwanda
Africa AHEAD’s new Country Directors in Zimbabwe and Rwanda

Africa AHEAD  has grown from the bottom upwards since 1999 when we first started as a Trust in Zimbabwe. In 2005 we registered in South Africa, a middle income country, so as to replicate  regionally based out of Cape Town. When our main programme became  based in Rwanda we also registered in that country as a…

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Minister of Health called for CHCs nationwide in Zimbabwe
Minister of Health called for CHCs nationwide in Zimbabwe
Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa Visits  Community Health Club in Chipinge District, Manicaland, Zimbabwe 11th April, 2014 In the Water Policy of 2013, the Government of Zimbabwe directed that every village should have a functional Community Health Club (CHC) that seeks to empower communities to take full responsibility in preventive health....

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School Health Clubs for Menstrual Hygiene

2nd – 6th June 2014 : School Health Masters Training ZimAHEAD trained 20 teachers and 13 EHTs with support from SNV in Masvingo District supplying our newly  developed Menstrual Hygiene Management tool kit which made it possible for participants to engage in communication around sensitive hygiene issues. The training was also attended by district officials from the…

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USAID Agriculture and Food Security Programming in Zimbabwe

Poverty Reduction and Food Security – Livestock Development (PRFSVLD) Program. p.17. ‘In June 2013, USAID/Zimbabwe initiated two five year development food aid programs, Amalima and “Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up Resilience and Enterprise” (ENSURE).  These programs, implemented by CNFA and World Vision respectively and their consortia partners, work with Vulnerable households in ten districts in Manicaland, Masvingo,…

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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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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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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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Stakeholders impressed with Bindura Town cleanup

Morgan Haiza, Project Manager, Zim AHEAD 12th June, 2013 The stakeholder monitoring exercise from the 29 to the 30th of May 2013 was aimed to assess progress in the implementation of water and sanitation and hygiene education UNICEF funded programme in Bindura. This exercise was brought about by stakeholders’ request that they needed to establish what…

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