Welcome to Africa AHEAD

 Africa AHEAD (Applied Health Education & Development)

Our  Vision

To empower women in particular  so that, as leaders in a fully  functional Community,  they are able to effectively control all preventable diseases and substantially alleviate poverty in their areas and raise living standards for their family.

Our  Mission

To enable Government Ministries, Agencies, and NGOs to roll out sustainable, integrated development programmes at scale through the Community Health Club model of  development to alleviate poverty, inequity, ignorance and disease.

Our ‘5×5’ Strategy

To achieve this mission we employ Community health Clubs to Our  with the objective of reducing the 5 most critical preventable diseases for 5 million people  in 5 countries at less than US$5 per person in the next 5 years.

The 5x5 Challenge explained

For a powerpoint presentation of the 5×5 Strategy please click here


In Zimbabwe we are currently working in 5 districts mainly on emergency programmes in response to the Cholera Outbreak and the reparation to livelihoods after Cycone Idai in March 2019

Our Featured Stories

Africa AHEAD’s support for victims of Cyclone Idai

Reported in the Standard Daily Newpaper, Zimbabwe 22nd December, 2019 Social commentary:with Fidelity Mhlanga Thirty-four-year-old Catherine Makwecheredze could not contain her joy. She was a reciepient of a new house, courtsey of Africa AHEAD, a non-governmental organisation that has come to the rescue of victims of Cyclone Idai, who were rendered homeless by the vicious…

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Assistance to communities hit by Cyclone Idai

Chistian Aid partnered with Africa AHEAD with the objective of alleviating human suffering in the wake of the disaster inflicted by Cyclone Idai in March 2019, which tore through Chipinge district leaving trail of destruction on the roads and bridges making it difficult to access goods and services. Efforts by the District Civil Protection Unit…

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Protected family wells in Zimbabwe

Africa AHEAD in collaboration with SKAT Foundation of Switzerland  (funded by Drink & Donate) have been supporting the Environmental Health Department of the MoHCC in Zimbabwe to run CHCs in Makoni District. The project provided water quality management and trained water point masons and artisans to enable the protection of family wells. In total during 2019,…

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Church Health Clubs saving not only souls but lives

With ongoing support through Unicef, Africa AHEAD is now working with 50 different church groups around the capital Harare, to spread the message of cholera prevention through handwashing with soap and general hygiene. Given that the Community Health Club approach uses the same tactic as religion  to organise its members, it seems appropriate that we…

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Super Wash CHCs in Papua

The Kilgina Super Wash Community Health Club in Papua New Guinea is proving to be every bit as active as the CHCs in Africa. Women enjoy doing projects together to improve their environment. They have assigned every Thursday for the community and house clean up. They are starting a flower planting project along the roads…

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More Disaster for Zimbabwe as Cyclone makes Thousands Homeless

The Cyclone IDAI induced storm that caused heavy winds, flooding and landslides has caused devastating effects on the mostly Chimanimani district and other surrounding areas of Manicaland province.  Reports have it that a total of 98 deaths have occurred and at least 217 people are reportedly missing, 42 people are still marooned in other area…

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We have improved the living standard of 2.2 million people, of which 1,1 million are in Zimbabwe.

Our Partner Organisations