Africa AHEAD Project Manager Nancy Maksimoski conducted a 3-day workshop on the CHC Methodology for EWS staff 17-19 August 2010 in Durban. The training covered Modules 1 (Feasibility: Rationale for the Community Health Club Approach) and 2 (Planning: How to Start a Community Health Club Project) of Africa AHEAD’s CHC Manual. For this [...]
Bountiful gardens at Johanna Road show that CHC members are ready for the next phase
In response to the results of the Johanna Road Pilot Project, eThekwini Water Services (EWS) has decided to extend the project by 6 months so that Impiloyethu can continue onto the next phase in the Applied Health Education and [...]
Africa AHEAD is excited to report that 31 members of Impiloyethu Community Health Club graduated 10 April 2010. In recognition of their efforts, a morning ceremony was held at the Education Centre at the Northern Treatment Works in Durban.
Impiloyethu members sing about the importance of health and hygiene
The events began with a [...]
After 6 months of health promotion modules, impressive improvements have occurred at the Johanna Road Informal Settlement in the eThekwini Municipality, as measured by our Household Observations Survey, and as observed through communal changes and activities.
From the baseline surveys, it was identified that the most problematic areas were low practice of [...]
The City of Cape Town requested that Africa AHEAD to provide another Community Health Club (CHC) training for the City’s Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) and Community Workers (CWs).
Africa AHEAD providde training in the AHEAD methodology for 20 CWs and 16 EHPs over the course of 7 days in April 2010. Upon completion [...]
The Metro Health Club: Grassroots Action for Improved Community Health in the Western Cape
For the past four years Africa AHEAD has been trying to introduce the concept of the Community Health Club Methodology into the informal settlements of the Western Cape. This has presented quite a challenge and it was open to debate whether [...]
This poster is a visual summary of the Danida funded IWRM project in South Africa, where 10 CHCs achieved high levels of behaviour change within an 8 month period.
This is a summary of the achievements of a pilot project which was using Community Health Clubs to promote hygiene behaviour change in Kwa Zulu Natal, and shows that this is an effective methodology for sound development in rural South Africa
South Africa KZN Rural Case Study