Emergency WASH following Cholera Outbreak

Name of programme: Emergency WASH following Cholera Outbreak: 

Partner: Action Contra la Faim

Dates: April 2019  – 

Area: Chipinge: wards 12 & 20 

Budget: US$ 75,000

Number of CHCs: 20

Number of CHC members: 1,363

Number of School Heath Clubs: 10

Number of pupils: 506

Number of Beneficiaries: 30,340

Number of staff: 3

Cost per beneficiary: US$4.14

Background: AA and ACF combined forces to support an emergency Cholera Mitigation Campaign in Harare in late 2018 following an alarming outbreak in the capital city of Zimbabwe. The rapid response by AA impressed the Harare City Council and UNICEF who contracted AA-Z directly in order to expand and extend our emergency programme as ACF closed its offices in Zimbabwe at the end of 2018.

Summary: This emergency response through bringing communities traumatised by the Cyclone together in CHCs and  was effective in bringing safe drinking water and sanitation to 3,308 households, as well as ensuring the community themselves had the on gong capacity to ensure their boreholes remained functional without rleiance on governmental system afor operation and maintenance.

Achievements to Date:

  • 27 Water points tested and all found contaminated
  • All 27 plus boreholes plus 2 extra were cholorinated and rehabilitated and 2 replaced106 people living with disabilites served
  • 3,308 households provided with safe water to drink
  • 17 village pump mechanics trained to keep boreholes functional
  • Tools distributed to enable routine maintenace
  • 20 CHcs established and all completed training of 20 sessions
  • 10 schools, one per ward and all pupils trained in safe hygiene and sanitation