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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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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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Training Community Health Workers supervisors in Rwanda

Joseph Katabarwa and Fausca Uwingabire (Africa AHEAD Country Directors) report on  a CBEHHP training in Rwanda in December 2018 The Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 focuses on safely managed equitable sanitation, hygiene for all and end open defecation focuses on the need for increasing the proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a hand-washing …

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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

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

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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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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Introduction to CHC AHEAD – Data Monitoring & Evaluation

The CBEHPP website is available for use of all implementing partners who wish to add their Community Health Clubs to a Data Base, so enabling harmonisation of the programme across the country. The website provides each CHC with a basic page for all demographic details and photographs and enables visitors who wish to review their …

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Kigali Action Plan sites CBEHPP success in poverty reduction

As reported by the New Times, Rwanda.  30th January, 2015 “Rwanda today begins its role in the implementation of a continental water and sanitation plan at the African Union Summit that kicks off today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The initiative, dubbed Kigali Action Plan on Water and Sanitation Goals in Africa, was endorsed last year …

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Imihigo performance league tables in Rwanda: CHCs beind rapid rise of Rusizi

The Imihigo approach has been operational since 2006 in Rwanda and is the reason behind the fast trend of development in Rwanda compared to other countries in Africa. For example Rwanda not only met but exceeds the Water and sanitation MDG Targets. “Every year both central and local government sign Imihigo/ Performance Contracts with His …

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Gates Foundation approves additional support for Rusizi District

Powerpoint Presentation 2016 UNC Waterkeyn.J. Analysis of CHC in Rusizi The Randomised Control Trial which was supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been wound up and results are due to be published very soon by Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). The intervention has been running for four years since October 2012, when the …

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Understanding behaviour and choice in context: accessing local knowledge to enhance energy access and sanitation interventions”

Amans Ntakarutimana and Nelson Ekane Presentation for World Water Week, Stockholm. August 2016 For full presentation click here 2016.08.23 Performance of CHC in transforming sanitation practices AN_NE KTH 2016 Introduction: There  is  a need to integrate policies and practices to prevent common and lifestyle associated diseases (CDs & NCDs) for healthy communities, socio economic development and …

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High Level political support for Community Health Clubs in Rusizi District

Rusizi District is the site of a Randomised Control Trial being conducted by Innovation for Poverty Action, supported by the Gates Foundation. The intervention was completed this year and it is now the sustainability of the programme which is being monitored. The project is to be a demonstration of the classic model of the Community …

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Monitoring Hygiene Behaviourand improved health outcomes in Rusizi District

In Rwanda, the methodology referred to internationally as the ‘Community Health Club’ Model has been  embeded into the Community Based environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP). The intervention is  being implemented by MoH, assisted by Africa AHEAD,  working in close collaboration with Local Government at district level and below. Through this project, EHO’s and CHW’s receive adequate …

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Rwanda National workshop for scaling up CBEHPP

19th February, 2015 The Ministry of Health in Rwanda in line with the provisions of the  Third Health Sector Strategic Plan, is committed to ensuring that the  Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) started in 2010 continues to spread to every village in Rwanda in order to enhance safe sanitation and sustainable hygiene practices. To-date 13,472 …

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