Africa AHEAD is a registered UK Charity
Registered Charity Number: 1151795
The following Board of Trustees was confirmed for the next three years at a Meeting held in London, 2nd April, 2013.
CHAIRMAN: Professor Sandy Cairncross. OBE, MA, PhD, FRSA, MCIWEM, MICE
Professor of Environmental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor Cairncross has 175 published papers to his name and is a leading authority in the Public Health sector, awarded the OBE in 2012, as well as an AMCOW Award for his contribution to the Water and Sanitation Sector in Africa. He is co-editor of Tropical Medicine & International Health, and (until 2007) Technical Director of WELL, in addition to the above. 2005-2006 Director of the TARGETS Research Programme Consortium on Communicable Diseases, Vulnerability, Risk and Poverty. From 2009 Deputy Director, SNOWS Consortium for research capacity building in Africa and from 2010 Research Director, SHARE Research Programme Consortium on sanitation and hygiene http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/cairncross.sandy
Professor Jamie Bartram, PhD.MSc.
In the past few years, Prof Bartram has developed and launched the new Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (IWA Publishing), serving as Editor-in-Chief and has been the key driver of the Water Institute with it’s annual Conferences for ‘Water for Health, where science meets policy’. In 2012 he was awarded the prize for Holzworth Distinguished Professor. Between 2006-2009 he was Coordinator at the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters (Geneva, Switzerland) Assessing and Managing Environmental Risks to Health. Prior to this he was elected as chairman for the UN-Water, the body that ensures coherence and coordination in UN system action on water and related issues, with overall direction and coordination amongst 23 UN agencies and 12 international partners.
Richard Carter. PhD MSc BA.
Prof. Richard Carter was for 30 years, Professor of International Water Development at Cranfield University UK, before becoming Head of Watsan in Water Aid until 2012. Richard has years of expertise in water resources and water resource management, the development and management of water supply for domestic and irrigation purposes, and sanitation and hygiene, he now runs his own consultancy. Richard Carter & Associates Ltd which provides advice and consultancy services for the management and delivery of projects and programmes in the water and sanitation sectors. We have an exclusive focus on low-income countries, with a particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. He has been part of numerous studies, evaluations and assignments in more than 25 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central America, with clients ranging from the development Banks, international and UN agencies, to international and national NGOs and universities, and has published widely in the peer-reviewed academic and professional literature. Richard is Chairman of the Rural Water Supply Network, and Editor of the journal Waterlines.
Barbara Evans MCIWEM BEng, MSc.
Senior Lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, she is also Chair of the United Nations Joint Monitoring Program on Water and Sanitation, as well as a Member of the Consultative Advisory Group for DFID SHARE consortium. She is currently a Member of the Global Sanitation Fund, Advisory Group and the International Water Association, Global Development Solutions, Advisory Group. As an independent consultant she works for World Bank, UNICEF, WHO, Global Sanitation Fund, WaterAid, Global Partnership for Output-based Aid, Department for International Development, UK.
Darren Saywell PhD
Darren Saywell is the Director of the WASH/CLTS program at Plan International USA. In this capacity, he manages several institutional grants relating to this theme, provides technical leadership and advice for the US office and is involved in wider outreach and advocacy for WASH internationally. Prior to this, Darren worked with the International Water Association in the Netherlands (2005-2011), the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in Switzerland (2000-2005) and with the Water, Engineering and Development Centre in the UK (1994-2000). He is a sanitation specialist by background, and has published widely, with a strong focus urban water and sanitation service provision. Darren also supports the Sanitation and Water for All initiative (www.sanitationandwaterforall.org) in his role as Vice Chair.
Africa AHEAD is a registered UK Charity (Number 1151795)
OBJECTIVES OF AFRICA AHEAD:
The objects of the Africa AHEAD are to relieve sickness and poverty and promote good health by empowering communities in developing countries, primarily in Africa, in particular but not exclusively 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.’
To build capacity through common unity of knowledge, understanding and purpose through empowering women in particular, as well as men and children, to create a Culture of Health and Hygiene, so 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 (ISIS).
SMART TARGETS: ‘REDUCTION 5 X 5′
‘The reduction of 5 diseases in under 5’s, in 5 years, impacting 5 million people, at less than US$ 5 per person’.
- Specific: We aim to reduce the top five diseases that kill children <under 5.
- Measurable: With a fixed target group within a CHC, and a standard survey tool measure change. Aim to start with 13,000 CHCs.
- Achievable: We are aiming for at least 5 million beneficiaries. This is a chievable as Africa AHEAD has already done 1000 CHCs in Zimbabwe per year.
- Relevant: We aim to reduce preventable diseases through improved hygiene, sanitation and water which is also an MDG target, in line with government priorities of most developing countries.
- Time Bound: The target is to achieve this in 5 years.
Africa AHEAD is an Association of consultants with long experience in Public Health, working at the cutting edge of development throughout Africa for the past 25 years. All have strong analytical and writing skills, providing specialist services in most aspects of community based integrated development, building capacity and working with government in policy and strategy development to enable national programmes to scale up to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
Chief Executive Officier
Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn: Founder and Director.
PhD. MPhil. Public Health. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London. 2006.
As the initiator and main instigator of the CHC approach over 23 years ago, Juliet has spent her whole career in Africa, developing, refining and researching the CHC Model, and has in the past decade introduced it into many countires in Africa and Asia. Whilst providing part time mentoring and direction for Zimbabwe AHEAD, she travels extensively on behalf of Africa AHEAD training CHC facilitators, adapting training material and visual aids for CHC training, as well as research, feasibility studies, monitoring and evaluation. She is recognised as a foremost writer on hygiene behaviour change, presenting regularly at international conferences.
In 2010, she received an AMCOW Award as ‘distinguished woman leader in sanitation’ and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.
African experience: Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Namibia.
Asia: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Vietnam.
Languages: English (mother tongue), French, Italian.
Peer reviewed paper:
Waterkeyn, J. & Cairncross, S. (2005). Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs: a cost-effective intervention in two districts of Zimbabwe. 61. Social Science & Medicine. p.1958-1970
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES
Anthony Waterkeyn: Founder and Director.
M.Eng. in Tropical Public Health Engineering, Leeds. 1985.
As WSP-World Bank Specialist Advisor between 2003 -2011, Anthony has a proven ability in strategy development, advocacy, capacity building as well experience for the past 26 years, of the viability of technologies used in water and sanitation. Recently, as a result of his advocacy the Governments of both Rwanda and Vietnam have developed road maps which have enabled a viable Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) to take place nationally, introducing CHCs at scale in both these countries. Anthony founded Mvuramanzi Trist in Zimbabwe in 1993, before starting up Zimbabwe AHEAD Organisation in 1997 and is currently Chairman of the later, whilst travelling extensively as a leading advocate of the CHC Approach.
African Experience: Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, Namibia.
Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Afganistan, Iraq. Asia: Indonesia, Bhutan, Vietnam. Carribean: Jamaica
DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY
Roger Short has over 30 years of experience in all phases of programme management, monitoring and evaluation, and is an expert in conflict resolution, and social inclusion for poverty alleviation and socio-economic development. Assignments include Team Leader for the evaluation of the EC support to the Former Soviet Union; Team Leader for the EC-US-Ukraine programme to deal with social impact of closing Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant; senior associate consultant of the United Nations Staff College for Rights Based Approach to achieving the MDGs. He has been Secretary General of the World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations, Construction Expert at the ILO in Geneva and 10 years as Chief Internationalisation expert for the Danish Technological Institute in Denmark. As Senior Technical Adviser to the Department of Water (2006 – 2010) he conceptualised some eighty community driven projects introducing the Community Health Club approach into the IWRM programme in South Africa. Currently he is a freelance development writer based in Italy.
Africa: South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Egypt, Morocco.
Eurasia: former Soviet Union, Poland, Romania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China.
Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, India, Indonesia,
Caribbean: Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica.
Languages: English, Italian, Danish, French and German
Nigel Stuart : Research Coordinator based in Raleigh, North Carolina
Birgit Roessner: Accountant:
based in South Africa: email email@example.com
Joanne Faulkner : Public Relations Manager, based in Washington
WATER AND SANITATION ADVISOR
Dr. Brian Mathew
PhD. Water and Sanitation, Cranfield University, 2005
Brian has been working mainly in Africa for the past 25 years, managing and evaluating water, sanitation and hygiene programmes: as Country Representative for WaterAid in Tanzania; with DFID in Zimbabwe, and for PricewaterhouseCoopers on the Five Cities Water Programme in Mozambique; and Government of Malawi on their National Sanitation Policy. His main focus is on the engineering / social interface as well as capacity building WASH staff and institutions, as well as promoting the use of productive water and ecosan for better nutrition and poverty reduction. In 1997, he was the first to replicate the CHC strategy successfully in a DFID project in Bikita (see publications). He is currently working East Timor with World Vision piloting the CHC Model.
Africa: Zambia, Angola, Sudan, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Guinea Bissau, Malawi, Ethiopia.
Asia: East Timor
Latin America and the Caribbean: Honduras, Guyana
Languages: English (mother tongue), Portuguese, Swahili, Arabic (Basic)
M.A. Environment and Development, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, 1998.
Experience advising on rural livelihoods and the process of pro-poor policy and decentralised service delivery for the past 15 years, Liz has developed integrated programmes for DFID, implementing multi-Sector wide approaches in developing countries (Agriculture, ENR and Forestry) promoting institutional and organisational change for natural resource management, environment and development, M&E and rural governance.
African experience: Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Sénégal, South Africa
Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia
Peer reviewed paper: 2007. Promoting Sustainable Pro-Poor Growth in Rwandan Agriculture: What are the Policy Options?
HIV/AIDS AND MALARIA TRAINER AND RESEARCHER:
Dr. Moniqe Oliff
PhD Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 2004.
Monique is a family health nurse practitioner with a doctorate in international public health, with 14 years experience throughout East and Southern Africa, providing quality technical assistance that addresses reproductive health, maternal and child health, nutrition, malaria and HIV/AIDS both in rural and urban contexts alongside quality implementation research that brings research closer to practice. As a nurse practitioner and public health specialist, she can provide practical training that builds the capacity, confidence and motivation of frontline health workers, while also addressing sustainable ways to strengthen health systems within resource poor settings.
Experience: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa
Languages: English (mother tongue), French, Kiswahili.
POLICY AND STRATEGY ADVISOR:
M.Sc in Water and Environmental Management for developing countries, Loughborough, UK.
Jeremy has undertake numerous assignments in water and sanitation sector in the past 13 years particularly in policy and strategy development, sector reform and decentralisation, strengthening service delivery to the poor, conducting evaluations, research and documentation, programme design and multi-stakeholder planning processes. Currently based in the UK as a freelance consultant.
African experience: Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Mozambique, Malawi, South Africa.
Asia: Indonesia, Laos, India, Bangladesh, Nepal.
Languages: English, French, Hindi/Urdu
HYGIENE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE ADVISOR:
M.A. International Public Health, George Washington University. 2004.
Lene’s primary focus in the past 9 years has been on the effective use of behavior change communication to improve public health, as well as experience in designing and delivering innovative sanitation and hygiene promotion projects involving the hardware, financing, and software aspects of rural sanitation as well as facilitating strategic multi-stakeholder partnerships in the WASH sector. She has worked extensively for the World Bank based in Washington, USA and was advisor to the Ministry of Health in Vietnam where she facilitated the introduction of a successful CHC pilot programme.
Experience: South America: Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay, Panama.
Asia: Vietnam. Africa: Senegal and Tanzania.
Languages: Danish (mother tongue), English, Spanish, French, German.
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH RESEARCHER:
Dr. Rebecca King
PhD Social Anthropology University of Cambridge. 2004.
Currently a teaching fellow in the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development (University of Leeds) lecturing on Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health, Rebecca’s experience for the past 8 years, has been mainly in qualitative research methods, focusing on health education for maternal, neonatal and child survival, tobacco control and ACSM for TB control, as well as school feeding, food security and livelihoods programmes. Direct experience in CHC Programme design in Guinea Bissau, developing the manual and materials as well as management of the programme, training, monitoring and evaluation.
African experience: Liberia and Guinea Bissau
Asian experience: Nepal, Bhutan.
Languages: English (mother tongue), Nepali (spoken), Kriol (spoken).
COMMUNITY HEALTH CLUB TRAINER AND RESEARCHER:
M.Sc. in Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA. 2007
Jason has been involved in African development for the past 11 years, since joining Peace Corps in Ghana. He researched malaria in Zambia and school water, sanitation and hygiene in Kenya, before joining Africa AHEAD as an intern in South Africa in 2008. After a year managing CHC programme in Kwa Zulu Natal, he joined Zimbabwe AHEAD, developing training material, proposal writing and conducting research using cell phone surveys, all providing him with invaluable field experience in training, and managing CHC projects and as well as innovative research into hygiene behaviour change. He is currently lecturing at the Univerity of Texas, San Antonio, and managing a CHC Project in Dominican Republic.
Experience: Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Dominican Republic.
Language: English (Mother tongue), Spanish, Dagbane.
PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINING ADVISOR:
Masters of Public Health Tulane University, USA. 1988
Currently Dean of Environmental Health Sciences Department of the Kigali Health Institute (KHI) Rwanda and one of the Directors for Regional AIDS Training Network (RATN) based in Nairobi and networking 25 member institutions of 10 Countries. He is a part time Technical Advisor to the Environmental Health Desk of Ministry of Health Rwanda and a National Trainer at Health Manpower Development Centre, Uganda. Twenty years experience in Management of Health Services, Rural Social Development and Human Resources Development, Food Hygiene and Inspection. Skillful trainer in Participatory Approaches, the Community Health Club Approach, Project Planning.
Languages: English, Kinyarwanda , Rukiga, Luganda (Mother tongue)
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Research Volunteers are emerging professionals in Public Health, in the process of researching or recently qualified with a Masters or PhD, prepared to offer their time and expertise as a volunteer. They are seconded as interns to local organisations in developing countries to assist in advocacy and build capacity, provide training, and fund-raising, and conduct research in the CHC Approach. They provide constant new insights into the CHC Methodology through their research as it is adapted in different countries and contexts, co-publishing with Africa AHEAD Associated Practitioners.
They are self funded, as an intern, but are well placed to taken on work in Africa AHEAD projects should the opportunity arise. If they successfully complete this work, they may be invited to become Associated Practitioners.
Those who have already contributed to research related to Community Health clubs are invited to become Associated Researchers of Africa AHEAD in recognition of thier contribution towards increased understanding of best practice in Development.
The following are duly recognised:
Josephine Mutandiro: Research and poster on herbal remedies: Co-author of manual for CHC Approach, Zimbabwe
Andrew Muringaniza: 15 years field experience: Case Study : Tsholotsho and Chipinge project, Zimbabwe
Regis Matimati: (Diploma from Institute of Water and Sanitation Development) Thesis on CHCs in Makoni District
Nancy Maksimovski: (M.Sc. Cape Town, 2009). Public Health. Poster on Africa AHEAD Project (KZN, S.Africa)
Luke Whaley (M.Sc. 2010, Cranfield), Community Water and Sanitation field work in Chipinge and Chiredzi district; thesis comparing the CLTS and CHC Approach in Zimbabwe
Matthew Waterkeyn (B.Eng.M.Sc. 2010, Cranfield) Environmental Water Management: mapped the geographical position of CHCs in Zimbabwe since 1995
Kate Brogan (MSc. 2010, Cranfield) Research assistant who collated the 2010 Annual Report