To build capacity of women, men and children through the development of ‘Common-unity’ of knowledge, understanding and purpose to create a Culture of Health and Hygiene, so that, as fully functional Communities, they are able to effectively control all preventable diseases and substantially alleviate poverty in their areas.
To enable Government Ministries, Agencies, and NGOs to roll out Community Health Clubs in all developing countries so as to alleviate poverty, discrimination, ignorance and disease through practice that is Institutionalised through government to ensure development is Sustainable and Integrated, resulting in self-reliant communities at Scale (ISIS).
By 2020, to have made a significant contribution to improving the wellbeing and livelihoods of poor marginalised communities, particularly in Africa
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.’