Zimbabwe

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AFRICA AHEAD  OFFICE

 1 Thurso Close, Eastlea, Harare

CONTACT PERSON
Regis Matimati / Country Director
Cell +263 (0)773 038 700  and +263 (0)716 569 600
skype: regis.matimati
Country Director 
Regis Matimati  
joined 2019- present

LOCATION OF ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe

Demographcs
Population 13 million
GNI /per capita n/a
% urbanisation 37%
Under 5 mortality rate/1000 births 85
Life expectancy 43
improved water 81%
improved sanitation 53%
deaths per year (2004) 6,700
DALYs/1000 cap/yer 16
DALYs /1000 cap (13- 289 high) 111
WASH deaths per year (2004) 48,700
WASH deaths % total burden 16%
Diarrhoea rate/1000 (0.2 low – 107 high) 17
ARI rate  (0.1 lowest)/1000 8.9
Malnutrition (% stunting)/1000 36%
Malaria /1000 2
Human Devlopment Index (2011) 0.376
Ranking in World (2011) 173

AFRICA AHEAD DISTRICT COVERAGE

2013 Zim Project areas

COVERAGE OF DISTRICTS (April, 2015)

The CHC Methodology was first pioneered by Zimbabwe AHEAD in 1995.

This organisation alone has started over 2,500 CHCs since the year 2000, reaching  250,000 CHC members and over 1.5 million direct beneficiaries.

Africa AHEAD – Zimbabwe  is therefore the main driver of the CHC Model in Zimbabwe, providing training and training materials to any interested party as well as implementing directly.

SCALE UP CHC MODEL NATIONWIDE

Districts where CHCs were started in Protracted Relief Programme 2011

 IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS TRAINED BY AFRICA AHEAD IN CHC MODEL SINCE 2011

By 2012, Community Health Clubs had been  established in  30 out of 57 Districts in Zimbabwe  due to the Dfid Funded Protracted Relief Service which enabled the replication to other 20 international an local NGOs by systematic training by Zim AHEAD.

Zimbabwe is the country where the Community Health Club approach was first pioneered in 1995 (supported by Unicef and Oak Foundation).  After a field trial of one year, the project was taken to scale in Makoni District (funded by Danida), and Tsholotsho and Gulu Districts (funded by DFID).  Although the economy  collapsed in 2001 and the organisation had to downsize for a few years, the Community Health Clubs in Makoni District continued their activities and actually prospered in a time of extreme recession. A new project  started in 2006 in Chipinge and Buhera District in partnership with Mercy Corps. Since 2009  OXFAM  became a partner with a  CHC project in Chipinge District and Chiredzi, which was completed in August 2010. ACF is currently partnering with Zim AHEAD in Masvingo, and numerous training is being done for other organisations wanting to start CHCs through the Protracted Relief Programme 11  funded by DFID.   The Ministry of Health is now firmly supporting the AHEAD Approach in Zimbabwe and CHC  is in the process of becoming institutionalised as an National Programme. In 2012  Zimbabwe AHEAD started 480 CHCs in Mberengwa and Gutu districts in partnership with ACF which were sucessful and set a new bench mark for commuity resposne with every household in all areas participating, and zero open defecation achieved in 429 villages. In 2013 a major programme in five districts in Manicaland and Masvingo, funded directly by USAID/OFDA produced  another 450 CHCs operational  and training was completed by the end of 2013, despite significent delays due to electioneering which closed down the activities of many NGOs.  Last year Zim AHEAD also starting up two small urban CHC projects  in the towns of  Bindura (GAA)  and Chipinge (ACF)   funded by the Unicef Urban WASH fund, and both have achieved the same response with Councils delighted at the increased response from citizens in their clean up campaigns. In 2014,  DAPP is partnering with Zim AHEAD on a project in two new districts.

AFRICA AHEAD DISTRICT COVERAGE 2014

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OUR 5 YEAR TARGET

17% of target achieved in Zimbabwe 2013

5 million people benefiting from the reduction of 5 critical disease affecting children under 5 years old, at under $5 per person within 5 countries in  5 years (2013-2018).

Zimbabwe target  is one million by 2018

VIDEO PRESENTATION

USAID ZIMAHEAD PROJECT

FEATURED ARTICLE

Its time we focused on the Community… prevention is better than cure” says Minister of Health on a visit to a CHC project

Read Article and Watch the Video above

 

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LATEST NEWS FROM ZIMBABWE

 

NEW COUNTRY DIRECTOR IN ZIMBABWE

MINISTER OF HEALTH CALLED FOR CHCS NATIONWIDE IN ZIMBABWE

APICULTURE AT SCHOOLS IN GOKWE NORTH, ZIMBABWE

TRAINING MATERIAL AVAILABLE

The Africa AHEAD Manual and Visual Aids are available from Head Office

The Community Health Club Approach: Manual for Workshop participants

  • English Version printed
  • Shona Version photocopy

Tool kit of Visual Aids following topics

  • Community Members
  • Water Source, Storage andDrinking Water
  • Germ Theory and General Hygiene
  • Bilharzia, Malaria, Skin Disease
  • Sanitation Ladder and Sanitation Story
  • Social Problems & HIV/AIDs
  • Menstrual Hygiene
  • Ebola
Mr Andrew Muringaniza
Programme Manager

Programme Manager:  Andrew Muringaniza

Ms Patience Muserepwa

Finance Officer:     Patience Muserepwa

Moses Matondo, Monitoring Officer - Zimbabwe 2012- present

Monitoring Officer: Moses Matondo

Canaan portrait

National Trainer: Canaan Makusha

Mrs Janette Hetherton becomes Chairperson of the Zim AHEAD Advisory Board

Administration Advisor:  Janette Hetherton

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