The 5×5 Challenge
What is the 5×5 Challenge?
- 500,000 women
- 5 SDG targets
- 5 countries
- 5 years
- 5 US$ pp
The 5 x 5 Challenge aims to improve the wellbeing and livelihood of over 500,000 women in Africa over the next 5 years (2020-2025) in 5 Sustainable Development Targets in 5 countries over the next 5 years at less than US$ 5 per person.
Why support this 5×5 Challenge through Africa AHEAD?
We believe our CHC Model should appeal to development investors for the following reasons:
- Value for money: very low cost per beneficiary (<US$5)
- Sustainability: Health Clubs build capacity of communities to manage themselves over time
- Economies of scale: Large numbers of beneficiaries reduce the per capita cost of training inputs
- Measurable: CHC achievements can be accurately monitored and progress is tracked in “real time”
- Localised: Implementation is achieved by training & capacity building local VHWs & CBFs
- Transparent: management of development investments by professional fund managers
- Integrated: development that achieves holistic health and socio-economic outcomes
- Low admin costs: A “flat organisation”: minimal micro management through expatriates
This means Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant,and Time Bound
Specific: Reduce 5 diseases affecting <5’s
- Diarrhoeal disease by good hygiene, safe drinking water and sanitation practices
- Environmental Enteropathy by promoting clean environment and improved child care
- Malaria: by promoting use of insecticide treated nets and control of breeding sites
- Intestinal parasites through improved sanitation facilities and good personal hygiene
- Covid 19: Responsible behaviour and good personal hygiene
Measurable: Using our standard monitoring tool, the CHC Household Inventory, collected using cell phones for data collation we monitor the level of compliance to 10 categories of recommended practices.
Achievable: We have set targets which are achievable aiming for 500 CHCs in 5 new countries based on numbers that have already been achieved by Zimbabwe AHEAD as a small NGO over each of the past 20 years.
Relevant: The ‘5×5’ Strategy is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to eliminate poverty by 2030, and works within government policies to ensure all training is locally relevant
Time Bound: The targets are to be achieved between 2020 and 2025.
Our TARGET five countries are:
- South Sudan