Year: 2020

Launching Virtual Training for the CHC Model

Africa AHEAD Association is pleased to announce our first online training using Zoom,  for the replication and scaling up of the Community Health Club Model into 8 new countries through training and mentoring of partners requesting to start CHC projects. Training will take place in three Modules with participants moving progressively from Module 1. for  …

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Putting the ‘D’ for Development in A.H.E.A.D

Africa AHEAD has long been advocating for long term sustainable development of Communities, in a 4 stage process: starting with  health and hygiene, continuing to Stage 2 – the application of this knowledge for safe water and sanitation. Because CHCs are often started within the WASH Sector,  and despite the SDG call for more integrated …

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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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Plumtree blossoms with hand washing stations

Hndwashing facility outside the prison in Plumtree, Matebeleland Handwashing Station at District Administrators Office, Plumtree, Matebeland. 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 …

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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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Building resilience in Gutu District after Cyclone Idai

Gutu District in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe was  one of the 9 districts which were heavily hit by the Tropical Cyclone Idai in March 2019, resulting in most water and sanitation infrastructure being damaged. An estimated population of 270 000 in total, including 129 600 were affected by flooding and other damages caused by Cyclone. The …

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Africa AHEAD Consortium seeking suppport for Covid 19 radio programmes in Africa

Although so far Africa has been the continent least affected by Covid-19, the World Health Organization has expressed concern that the spread of the virus will accelerate, predicting that 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.  As a group …

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COVID 19 Preparedness and Response

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, Africa AHEAD is being  supported in Zimbabwe by UNICEF for implementing a programme entitled  ‘Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures against the novel Corona virus’, in partnership with Moriti oa Sechaba. Activities are currently being implemented to improve awareness of safe hygiene and sanitation practices, with a focus …

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