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 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 [...]
The Institute of Socio-ecological research (ISOE), in Frankfurt Germany is currently implementing a small research programme using ecological sanitation in the barren northern region of Namibia. Africa AHEAD is partnering to provide the community mobilisation and enable a demand responsive approach to develop in order to ensure that the facilities that are to be provided [...]
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, [...]
August 2010. J. Waterkeyn
CHCs are spreading rapidly in Africa, but the question remains, ‘Can they appeal to more sophisticated rural communities in Asia?’ How can we adapt the CHC methodology to suit this very different scenario.
Since November 2009, when Ministry of Health (MoH) in Vietnam first decided to use the [...]
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 [...]
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.
A short summary of hygiene behaviour change in Zimbabwe, updating from the ground breaking early projects in 2001 in Tsholtsho, to recent projects in Chipinge where similat levels of change are being recorded. It points a way forward as to how the MDGs can be achieved by scaling up the CHC approach as is being [...]
PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN IN SOUTH AFRICA
Development of generic CHC Training manual and extensive PHAST Tool Kit for Informal Settlements (City Health Department- Danida)
Training for City Health Department of facilitators to start CHCs in Informal Settlements near Cape Town
Support to Hygiene Promotion Partnership for base line [...]
Umzimkhulu Municipality in Sisonke District of KZN was selected by the Department of Water Affairs to pilot this project that was initiated as part of the IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) programme being funded by the Danish Embassy (DANIDA). Umzimkhulu was part of the Eastern Cape until it was recently absorbed into [...]