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Church Health Clubs saving not only souls but lives
Church Health Clubs saving not only souls but lives

With ongoing support through Unicef, Africa AHEAD is now working with 50 different church groups around the capital Harare, to spread the message of cholera prevention through handwashing with soap and general hygiene. Given that the Community Health Club approach uses the same tactic as religion  to organise its members, it seems appropriate that we…

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More Disaster for Zimbabwe as Cyclone makes Thousands Homeless
More Disaster for Zimbabwe as Cyclone makes Thousands Homeless

The Cyclone IDAI induced storm that caused heavy winds, flooding and landslides has caused devastating effects on the mostly Chimanimani district and other surrounding areas of Manicaland province.  Reports have it that a total of 98 deaths have occurred and at least 217 people are reportedly missing, 42 people are still marooned in other area…

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Africa San Conference 2019
Africa San Conference 2019

Africa AHEAD combined with the World Bank to host a session at the Africa San Conference in Cape Town in March 2019 entitled Enhancing sanitation and hygiene investments for human development impact in Africa   The Water Global Practice of the World Bank Group has invested heavily in understanding the impact of sanitation and water…

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3. UNICEF funds AA for the Harare Cholera Response
3.	UNICEF funds AA for the Harare Cholera Response

Picking from the success of the initial cholera response project, Africa AHEAD was contracted by UNICEF and our first Program Cooperation Agreement (PCA) was signed to continue with the activities of the first project for 6 months until end of May 2019. The organization re-engaged the hygiene promoters, mobilized our vehicles and added more staff:…

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AHEAD Resource Centre
AHEAD Resource Centre

Zimbabwe AHEAD is all set to go ahead with the building of an AHEAD Resource Centre (ARC) to ensure the long term sustainability of the organisation and enable many of the skills which we have been desseminating to the community to be permenantly demonstrated at a easily accessible venue close to Harare. Co-founders  Anthony and …

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Africa AHEAD provides handwashing facilities to prevent spread of cholera
Africa AHEAD provides handwashing facilities to prevent spread of cholera

By Regis Matimati ( Country Director, Zimbabwe) Between October and November 2018, Africa AHEAD partnered ACF and lend a helping hand to the City of Harare in the fight against cholera in Harare. UNICEF chipped in by providing soap for Africa AHEAD to promote handwashing at the public WASH facilities in the Harare CBD. The…

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Juliet meets Juliet – an insight into the sustainability of good hygiene
Juliet meets Juliet – an insight into the sustainability of good hygiene

The Founders Juliet and Anthony Waterkeyn went on their annual tour of the programme in Zimbabwe to see how the team were doing in Makoni District where the SKAT funded project was revamping CHCs and installing Rope & Washer pumps for a self supply water project.  However whilst the  technology was disappointing the CHC methodology…

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The sustainability of the Rope & Washer Pump
The sustainability of the  Rope & Washer Pump

Field Trip to Makoni District by CEO 6th December 2018 SKAT is supporting the introduction of locally fabricated Rope & Washer pumps in Makoni District and Africa AHEAD has been working with the communities to install around 60 of these new pumps, replacing the conventional upgraded family well which for the past 30 years has…

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Positive Evaluation of CHC programme in Zimbabwe
Positive Evaluation of CHC programme in Zimbabwe

The Vitol Foundation has expressed an interest in supporting Africa AHEAD in the next phase which will entail developing a three year strategy for 2019-2021. However, before they commit to an investment, they rightly identified a need for an evaluation of the CHC model and where better to assess whether ‘it works’, and whether it…

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European Union
European Union

1st Partnership Type of Partner: Funding  (with Big Lottery co-funding) Implementing Partner: Mercy Corps Link to more information  Dates of partnership: 2009 – 2011 Country: Zimbabwe District: Chipinge, Buhera, Chiredzi Type of Project: Food Security Objective of Project: To sustainably improve agricultural production and income for vulnerable households Number of Beneficiaries: 64,020 beneficiaries 2nd Partnership Type…

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Action Contra la Faim
Action Contra la Faim

Type of partner: Implementing Funding  Partner: EC Link to more information  Dates of partnership: Feb 2012 – January 2014 Country: Zimbabwe Districts: Gutu & Mberengwa Phase 1:  Name of Project: Type of Project: Health Promotion Objective of Project: Complete coverage in Community Health Clubs Number of Beneficiaries: 457 CHCs, in 429 villages 82,410 beneficiaries Cost of…

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Cholera breaks out in Zimbabwe
Cholera breaks out in Zimbabwe

Cholera breaks out in Harare, and  continues to spread. By 18 September 2018, there have been a total of 543 cases were reported from Harare City of which 102 were new cases while the others were identified retrospectively. No new case was reported from other parts of the country. Cumulatively, 4607 cases including 38 deaths…

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Phase II of CHC / Self-Supply funded by SKAT Foundation.
Phase II of CHC / Self-Supply funded by SKAT Foundation.

SKAT Foundation  based in Switzerland acts as the Secretariat of the global Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) which  has an interest in researching and promoting various low-cost rural water supply technologies that are grouped under the term  ‘Self-Supply’.  Africa AHEAD has been implementing ‘self supply’ as a matter of course for many years as families…

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CAWST Adopts the CHC model for achieving their vision of ‘Healthy Homes within Healthy Communities’
CAWST Adopts the CHC model for achieving their vision of ‘Healthy Homes within Healthy Communities’

CAWST (Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies) that is based in Calgary, Canada has adopted the CHC model for achieving sustainable hygiene behaviour change.  This followed an inspection visit by CAWST’s CEO, Shauna Curry and Chairman and chief funder, David O’Brian, who spent several days visiting AA’s projects and CHCs in action in Zimbabwe…

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Evaluation of the efficacy of CHCs to stimulate self supply of upgraded family wells
Evaluation of the efficacy of CHCs to stimulate self supply of upgraded family wells

In 2016, Africa AHEAD in Zimbabwe completed some formative research initiated by Unicef ESARO (East and Southern African Regional Office) working with Skat Foundation, a leading research organisation based in Switzerland. This study evaluated the sustainability of Upgraded Family Wells (UFWs) which had been constructed over 20 years ago in Makoni and Buhera District, to…

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Anthony Waterkeyn takes over as CEO of Africa AHEAD
Anthony Waterkeyn takes over as CEO of Africa AHEAD

As I take over the reins of running Africa AHEAD, from my wife Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn, who retired as founding CEO at the end of 2017,  I will  continue the work we started together in Zimbabwe 22 years ago. I am  delighted to accept this challenge of ensuring that our joint endeavours to promote the…

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

In 2017, Skat raised funds from ZH2O/Drink&Donate to partner with Africa AHEAD to kick start the Self Supply Programme again in Zimbabwe with a pilot project. This consisted of 60 Upgraded Family Well in a six month programme costing US$35,000, including all management costs. This pilot has provided water to a household at US$563, or…

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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 Andrew Muringaniza, Regis Matimati & Juliet Waterkeyn May 2014 Final Report   

Emergency Humanitarian Response to the El Nino in Zimbabwe
Emergency Humanitarian Response to the El Nino in Zimbabwe

 In the face of the El Nino induced drought in Sub Saharan Africa,  communities have to raise their vigilance against WASH related diseases. Action Contra la Faim has invited Africa AHEAD to partner once again to use the CHC approach to mitigate against emergencies, so as to avoid a cholera outbreak such as the one…

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New Self Supply Project in Zimbabwe
New Self Supply Project in Zimbabwe

In 2016, Africa AHEAD  in Zimbabwe completed some formative research initiated by Unicef  ESARO (East and Southern African Regional Office) working with Skat Foundation, a leading research organisation based in Switzerland.  This study evaluated the sustainability of Upgraded Family Wells (UFWs) which had been constructed over 20 years ago in Makoni and Buhera District, to…

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