Africa A.H.E.A.D (Applied Health Education & Development) means integrated long-term and sustainable community development as is the target of the combination of many SDGs.
The Community Health Club Approach empowers women, creates a common unity of purpose in an area and ensures hygiene behaviour change for life. Africa AHEAD was the originator of this approach which has been effectively used in over 20 countries for the past 20 years. We offer training to other organisations.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda.
Thanks to the training from Africa AHEAD, Global Health Connection (GHC) in the Kisii area of Kenya has now initiated Community Health and Empowerment Clubs in 4 villages with around 2000 people (400 households) in each village, providing 24 weeks of health curriculum using the AA topics. This was followed by 9 weeks of economic curriculum subsequently developed by GHC, doing various micro-finance projects (beekeeping, soap making, poultry, vegetable and fruit farming) in conjunction with Kenyan Agriculture Ministry on these projects. The swift uptake by GHC after the training completed in Feb. 2021. is positive proof that CHCs can be started through our online training.