ZIMBABWE

Community Health Club activities in Zimbabwe

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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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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