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Self-Supply Water improvement project
Self-Supply Water improvement project

The Self-Supply Water improvement project empowered communities and trained local artisans and masons in Makoni District (Manicaland, Zimbabwe) to protect their drinking water sources by protecting upgrading their family wells. To compliment the hardware side of this project,  health promotion was facilitated through the Community Health Club methodology. Background In 2016, Africa AHEAD in Zimbabwe…

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CEO of Africa AHEAD delighted by the CHCs in Haiti

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…

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Haitian CHCs: the magic of solidarity – how making wine brings a community together!
Haitian CHCs: the magic of solidarity – how making wine brings a community together!

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…

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Low cost-high Impact: Hygiene Behaviour Change in Vietnam in Community Health Clubs

Juliet Waterkeyn and Nguyen Huy Nga ABSTRACT Vietnam is the first country in Asia to use the Community Health Club (CHC) Model of development in a pilot project by Ministry of Health in 3 Northern provinces in Son La, Phu Tho and Ha Tinh districts. The CHC Model was originally developed in Africa (Waterkeyn, 2010)…

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3rd CBEHPP National Workshop
3rd CBEHPP National Workshop

“Sharing experience and learning in the implementation of CBEHPP” Hotel Umubano, May 25th and 26th, 2017 Kigali, Rwanda Organised by Ministry of Health, WaterAid and Africa AHEAD. For full CBEHPP Workshop Report click here The Ministry of Health launched the Community Based Environmental Health PromotionProgramme (CBEHPP) in 2009 and invited all development partners to actively…

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CHCs help people resettle in war torn DRC
CHCs help people resettle in war torn DRC

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…

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A case study of integrated population, health & environment (PHE): Rwanda and DRC (2014-2015)
A case study of integrated population, health  & environment (PHE):  Rwanda and DRC (2014-2015)

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 –…

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World Vision: Report on CBEHPP in 10 districts
World Vision: Report on CBEHPP in 10 districts

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…

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WaterAid / University of Rwanda paper on CHCs
WaterAid / University of Rwanda paper on CHCs

Theoneste  Ntakirutimana (MSc) presenting an independent  study that had been done by the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda, for WaterAid on their project in six sectors in Bugasera, between 2010-2013. Click here to read the full paper: 2016-wateraid-cbehpp-effectiveness ‘Of course we saw great improvement,’ he said confidently, noting how malnutrition had been…

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USAID/ SNV Presentation: Gikuriro
USAID/ SNV Presentation: Gikuriro

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…

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The happiest people in the DRC
The happiest people in the DRC

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

Nyabeho village: their achievements in their own words
Nyabeho village: their achievements in their own words

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…

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Directors visit to Rusizi District
Directors visit to Rusizi District

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…

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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…

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Cholera Mitigation through CHCs in Manicaland Zimbabwe: Final Report 2014

Final Report submitted to USAID Grant Number AID-613-G-12-00001 Complied by Andre Muringaniza, Regis Matimati & Juliet Waterkeyn May 2014 Click here for Full Report 

2015 Annual Report

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2015 Annual Report

With the international endorsement of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, we expect that the holistic CHC development model used by Africa AHEAD may become one of the most practical ways of meeting a range of development objectives. We now have established two hubs in East and Southern Africa managed by Country Directors, Mr. Joseph…

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What are FAN

CHC members who have received their certificate for finishing stage 1 are able to join a ‘FAN Club’ (Food Agriculture and Nutrition). The group of around 50-100 CHC members who have ‘graduated’ are give a large communal plot by the village head near a communal water point. The FAN members clear the plot and prepare…

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Publications by Prof Sandy Cairncross (OBE)

1973-2012 (Book reviews and unpublished reports are not included; books and manuals are marked *) CAIRNCROSS, A.M. 1973. Deformations around model tunnels in stiff clay. PhD thesis, University of Cambridge. Atkinson, J.H. and CAIRNCROSS, A.M.  1973.  Collapse of a shallow tunnel in a Mohr‑Coulomb material.  Proceedings of the Roscoe Memorial Symposium on Plasticity in Soil…

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2016 Water and Health Conference CHC Side Event
2016 Water and Health Conference CHC Side Event

At the Annual Water and Health Conference at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, (October, 2016) the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hosted a side event to discuss the findings of the Randomised Control Trial that has been now completed in Rwanda. The intervention took place in Rusizi District from 2012- 2016 with the objective of…

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