Africa AHEAD pioneered the Community Health Club (CHC) Model of development – a practical strategy for enabling people to improve their home hygiene and prevent most common diseases.
A major failing in the current WASH programme in Haiti today is that although ‘safe’ drinking water may be coming out of the tap, hand-pump or Bio San Filter outlet, re-contamination is clearly still a huge challenge, because of poor handling and storage of drinking water so that the water is not ‘safe’ at all by the…Read more
At the annual UNC conference which attracts the great and the good in the WASH sector annually in North Carolina for a week of sharing experience in the WASH Sector, the most interesting people I met were two ordinary non academics who were to me the most extraordinary people in the conference…. Jude Francois and Marie…Read more
Reported by the Swift Consortium / Tearfund Fikiri Madisi, age 42 and father of nine children is a teacher. “On the return from our displacement camps, we had no toilets and bathrooms or clean water,” he reports, remembering his early return to Congo after a decade of refuge life. Fikiri lives in Mwandiga, a small…Read more
INVESTIGATION ON CHC APPROACH A case-control study and a cross-sectional study have been conducted in Rwanda and DRC respectively during the period of 2014-2015. The purpose was to investigate on the potential contribution of the CHC approaches to reduce hygiene related diseases and malnutrition (environmental and practice related). A case control study in Rwanda –…Read more
A presentation by Julius Othello at the 3rd CBEHPP Workshop 26th May 2017 World Vision is a huge Christian NGO which has been in Rwanda since the genocide in 1994 and was now working in 22 out of 30 districts with an annual budget of 4.3 million dollars in the previous year. Would they be…Read more
The first presentation at the CBEHPP Workshop (25th May, 2017) was from the USAID funded INWA programme called ‘Gikuriro’, being managed by SNV. The presenter from University of Rwanda, Mr. Collins, shared the baseline study where 2,592 households had been sampled, 24 per village. They had found that 33% of the respondents had heard of…Read more
A news team from the BBC visited one of the CHC started by Africa AHEAD/Tearfund and witnessed first hand the joy of communities, who despite war, pillage and rape are excited about a toilet! Click here to listen to the song they sing
In 2016 Nyambeho village was considered one of the most progressive villages in Rusizi District. In response to the training the Environmental Health Officer had successfully engage the village leadership and their dynamic village social worker had formed a Community Health Club which embraced everyone of the 111 households in the village. Within a year…Read more
January, 2017. Following the results of the Randomised Control Trial, the Directors of Africa AHEAD visited Rusizi District in December 2017 to see for themselves if the Community Health Clubs had made any impact on hygiene in the 150 villages which were now all engaged in the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme. We visited…Read more
Putting heads and hands together to change knowledge and behaviors: Community Health Clubs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL POSTER A Case Study Evaluation of Community Health Clubs in Port au Prince, Haiti 2015. Waterlines, 34(4). Jessica Brooks, MESc1; Alexandra Adams, MPH1; Nora Moraga-Lewy1; Samy Bendjemil2; Ruth Berggren, MD2; Jason Rosenfeld, MPH2 (1) Yale University (2) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Introduction: After an absence of over…Read more