Africa AHEAD’s response to the Covid-19 Pandemic in Africa
As a group of African Public Health Practitioners we are well qualified to help communities manage the Corona Virus pandemic as it sweeps across our continent. WHO estimates up to 44 million people in Africa could be infected in 2020-2021 if containment measures fail, and up to 190,000 could die of COVID-19. We have a tool kit of visuals aids already developed and a team of exert facilitators to assist the population through Government and other NGOs in this fight for suvival.
Africa AHEAD is heading a consortium which includes Health Povery Action and OPAD to start emergency Corona Health Clusters trained through radio broadcasts in six countries (Zimbabwe, Zambia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somaliland and Kenya).
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Empowered women through the AHEAD Approach
Empowerment of women against all disasters: These women were in the eye of the cyclone which hit Chipinge district in Zimbabwe in March 2019. Thanks to working together in Community Health Clubs they have started a nutrition garden and can be seen here, in a time of Covid-19.
Four months after Africa AHEAD completed the programme the community organised this amateur video, full of pride in their achievement, explaining to their neighbours how they prepared the garden with fertility trenches to enrich the soil.
They want us to show the world how resilient they are. Please support us to support them further.