To empower women in particular so that, as leaders in a fully functional Community, they are able to effectively control all preventable diseases and substantially alleviate poverty in their areas and raise living standards for their family.
To enable Government Ministries, Agencies, and NGOs to roll out Sustainable, Integrated development programmes at Scale through Institutionalisation (SISI) of the Community Health Club model in national programmes in all developing countries so as to alleviate poverty, discrimination, ignorance and disease.
Our ‘5 x 5′ Strategy is aimed at reducing 5 critical diseases in 5 million families in 5 countries at less than US$5 per person in the next 5 years.
THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CLUB MODEL SECTORS
The CHC Model is an integrated and holistic approach which enables community to be fully functional as we assist the following stages:
- Stage 1: Hygiene Behaviour Change
- Stage 2: Water & Sanitation
- Stage 3: Nutrition & Sustainable Livelihoods
- Stage 4: Civic Responsibility
Cross cutting issues include
- Gender & Reproductive Health including HIV/ADS
- Building community cohesion in post conflict communities
The objective of Africa AHEAD is to relieve sickness and poverty and promote good health by empowering communities in developing countries, particularly but not exclusively, in Africa by:
(1) Disseminating, replicating, adapting and advocating for the scaling up of the ‘Community Health Club (CHC) Model’ to improve standards of living through community health and hygiene, social capital, self-reliance, poverty alleviation, knowledge and sustainable livelihoods;
(2) Developing capacity of local and international NGOs, Agencies and Government departments to use the ‘CHC Model’ to implement community projects directly where appropriate;
(3) Assisting in the foundation of, and providing on-going support to, local NGOs and other organisations to use the ‘CHC Model’ and establishing partnerships between them and appropriate local and international organisations with a similar vision;
(4) Seeking opportunities for local and international research into development issues related to community health and hygiene, social capital, self-reliance, poverty alleviation, knowledge and sustainable livelihoods.’
INTERVIEW WITH ANTHONY WATERKEYN