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Nkhamanga Water Users Association starts CHCs in Malawi

The 2022 online training is being attended by 20 participants from the Nyamanga Water Users Association in Malawi, funded by Transform International, with support from Niagra-on-the-lake Rotary Club. The participants are now in the implementation phase of the project. Having been trained in the theory of the CHC Approach in 2021, they then developed a …

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5 million reached over radio to promote high vaccination coverage

To increase the vaccinated coverage in Masvingo, Bulawayo and Manicaland, Africa AHEAD has been conducting radio broadcasts with messages to encourage people to get vaccinated, and phone in programmes to enable listeners to have their concerns answered. We also conducted a ‘barrier analysis’ to establish the most important enablers that are likely to foster appropriate …

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Solar powered boreholes deliver water to 15 remote villages

The Majoni/Zhou water point was a diesel powered borehole broken for more than 3 years, which resulted in the community drinking unsafe water from the nearby river. They had neither the capital nor the expertise to get the engine repaired. Thanks to the combined efforts of two short emergency projects, supported by OXFAM and ACF …

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Community Health and Empowerment Clubs in Kenya

The Covid pandemic had just begun in 2019 when we were contacted by a small group of philanthropists from Denver, Colorado in USA,  who were starting up an ambitious new NGO to develop the Kisii region of Kenya where they had already an income generating project going on, but where they were searching to add …

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Malawi Water Project’s assessment of our Zoom training

Helen Timoffee, Director of the Malawi Water Project March 31st. 2021 Even though our organization, The Malawi Water Project, already provided training on proper sanitation and hygiene to interested villagers, we found the training was not sufficient to achieve the behaviour change needed to improve the standard of health in families which would result in …

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Start up of CHCs in South Sudan, Malawi and Kenya through our e-learning course

The challenge has always been when starting a CHC to provide the extensive Toolkit of Visual aids which are needed to enable the 24 topics to be done in a participatory manner. Using tried and tested PHAST activities such as ‘3 pile sorting,’ ‘Ranking’ and ‘Blocking the Route’ we had to teach people online to …

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Planning a Community Health Club online course

After the great response and feedback from our first Introductory Zoom training we launched Module 2; Planning a CHC –  providing a step-by-step method of crafting a successful CHC Project. For this session participants had to have an actual project site for a Community Health Club. Module 2 which ran from from 10th November twice …

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Message of Appreciation from Masekelantaba Community

SPITZKOP WATER KIOSK IN GWANDA MUNICIPALITY WATER FINALLY REACHING THE MASEKELANTABA COMMUNITY Water is a driver for economic development and is essential for human survival. The importance of the precious resource has been emphasized over the years. According to the constitution of Zimbabwe amendment number 20, article 77, every person has the right to safe, …

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Wonders of  entrepreneurship through the  CHC Approach

CHCs, which were started a few years ago are being revived and a lot of activities have taken place within a short space of time through  the training of community based facilitators, skills training in  catering, plumbing, solar technology, hair dressing, dress making, improved stoves, and making safari pots and paving stones for sale.Two public …

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