How to evolve CLTS was the challenge we were given. CLTS was first introduced into Sierra Leone five years ago in 2008, and Unicef has been coordinating implementing partners here to an impressive degree with a frenzy of triggering across the country. However, despite the mushrooming of latrines, there has been doubt as to the [...]
The emergency wing of USAID has today finalised a direct grant to Zimbabwe AHEAD which will see a role out of Community Health Clubs in the coming year into four of the most hard hit districts of the country in a effort to mitigate against future Cholera and Typhoid epidemics.
This programme will establish a [...]
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 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 [...]
Kate Brogan is an intern with Zimbabwe AHEAD, having just qualified with a Masters in Community Water Supply and Sanitation’ from Cranfield University, UK, she describes her first impressions of the CHCs in Zimbabwe
On the 1st of March 2011, I arrived in Harare, excited to meet the ZimAHEAD team. Their enthusiasm and [...]
Vietnam is the first country in Asia to pioneer the Community Health Club (CHC) Model of development to bring about hygiene behaviour change and improve sanitation coverage, adapting it to suit local cultures. If sucessful, Vietnam could lead the way as a powerful change agent for sound development in Asia ensuring that CHCs [...]
Andrew Muringaniza, Programme Manager
Regis Matimati, Director of Programmes
14th March, 2011
By Regis Matimati
‘The events lined up for us were pregnant with palpable emotion as communities felt they had been given their lives back by the provision of water.’
Once again we saw how our officers are [...]
turning a dust bowl into a place of pride: recyled coke tins are used to border the veg gardens in Garikai
Five years ago during the infamous Marimbatsvina Campaign, that eradicated most informal settlement in Zimbabwe, many shack dwellers of Masvingo Town found themselves homeless. Some of those displaced were finally [...]
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 [...]