At a Conference convened in Seattle, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in November 2011, top experts discussed how to achieve ‘Impact at Scale’, in order to more effectively reduce infant and child mortality. One of the key recommendations of the convening was the use of Community Health Workers in every village as a [...]
The training of Training in Rwanda for the scaling up of the CHC Approach was completed in November 2010, and since then the process has been rolling out across the country in an unprecedented fashion. Supported personally by a presidential directive from President Paul Kagame, the Environmental Health Department is jumping around [...]
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have been quick to recognise the importance of monitoring and evaluating the scaling up of the CHC Approach in Rwanda, through the Presidential Initiative which has directed everyone of the 15,000 villages in the country to start CHCs, through the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP). The latest [...]
World Vision has joined the Commnity Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme and posted this presentation at the 2011 WASH Conference in Australia
Thursday 11 August 2011
Around 30 percent of the national budget of Rwanda is made available to district authorities. This high share makes Rwanda a front-runner in Africa, Stephan Klingebiel and Timo Mahn, two German banking specialists write in the June 2011 edition of Development and Cooperation, Vol. 38.2011:6. In only a few years, [...]
The Training of Trainers by Africa AHEAD for the Communited BasedEnvironmental health PromotionProgramme in Rwanda for the scaling up of the CHC Approach to national level was completed in November 2010. Since then the process has been rolling out across the country in an unprecedented fashion. Encouraged by a Presidential directive from President Paul Kagame, [...]
SUNDAY TIMES, KIGALI.
Friday September 2, 2011 by Thomas Kagera
Rwanda has committed itself to reaching very ambitious targets in water supply and sanitation, with the vision to attain 100 per cent service coverage by 2020. The importance of adequate water supply and sanitation services as drivers for social and economic development, poverty reduction and [...]
RWANDA IS THE FIRST COUNTRY WORLD WIDE TO MAKE CHCS A NATIONAL INSTITUTION.
His Excellency the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, launched the Hygiene and Sanitation Presidential Initiative (HSPI) in July 2010 and this has dramatically raised the profile of the Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) that was officially launched on 17 December last [...]
New Tool Kit and Manual for training Village Health Workers
Unicef is sponsoring the development of the Rwanda ToolKit, commissioning Dr Juliet Waterkeyn, the Director-Founder of Africa AHEAD to design this training material. The objective is to ensure that this is a high quality set of training materials for Rwanda printed in colour. As the [...]
Improving Hygiene Behaviour of Communities throughout Rwanda Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme MINISTRY OF HEALTH Environmental Health REPUBLIC OF RWANDA
1. The Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) is a hygiene behaviour change approach to reach communities and empower them to identify their personal and domestic hygiene and environmental health-related problems [...]