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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.

Zimbabwean Community Health Clubs

Our Featured Stories

Gutu’s Mufukus – helping community access clean water

Like so many communities in Zimbabwe, the people’s need for  safe water has been ignored for decades as Zimbabwe’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair. Boreholes are seldom maintained or rehabilitated.  People have to resort, like the elephants to digging for water below the sands. But this is not safe for human conspumption, as it is…

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Support to the Vulnerable in Mutare

Report by Morgan Haiza, Project Officer 20th July 2020 … Trained Health Promotion Volunteers are doing a splendid job by ensuring that communities are educated on how to prevent and control the pandemic in their neighbourhoods. This is being done door to door and in smaller groups (Corona Health clusters) of 15 households. Key messages …

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Plumtree blossoms with hand washing stations

When the COVID-19  virus reached Zimbabwe in March 2020, UNICEF responded by supporting a number of emergency initiatives including  the funding of Africa AHEAD to lead the Preparedness and Response Project  with  a local NGO based in Matebeleland called Moriti Oa Sechaba. Activities started this month in 6 districts , including Plumtree, 100 kms south...

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Drilling starts at a Health Centre in Chiredzi.

With Action Against Hunger (ACF)and Nutrition Action Zimbabwe (NAZ) we are addressing the  acute needs of 12,500 of the most vulnerable population affected by the ongoing protracted, COVID-19, drought and socioeconomic crisis in Zimbabwe with a programme in  Chiredzi and Mutare Urban.  Much of the infrastructure at hospitals is worn out and delapidated , and with an expected…

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Africa AHEAD support to Bulawayo City

Africa  AHEAD now has 3 projects  running at the same time in Bulawayo Metropolitan to assist government deal with the Covid 19 emergency. With a city council that is proactive and which has given Africa AHEAD a coordinating role for other NGO activities in Bulawayo,  we are able to maximize our support for the city….

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Action against Covid 19 in Mutare

Africa AHEAD’s Engineer Ngoni Chirindo  briefing Executive Director Regis Matimati on the works being done at the Mutare Provincial Hospital Covid 19 Isolation Centre. 9th July 2020. Photo and report by Morgan Haiza. Africa AHEAD is working with Action Against Hunger, funded by ECHO to contribute to the national effort to combat the spread of…

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