ZIMBABWE

Community Health Club activities in Zimbabwe

Women are Coming Around the Corner

We were delighted to have sufficient response to justify another Introductory Course on the CHC Approach which was held from 26th – 30th April 2021. This was the first time we used the online Learning Platform for the materials and presentation and participants could follow the presentation on their own screen and access all course …

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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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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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