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“Free from Malaria”
“Free from Malaria”

“My family was always suffering from malaria. Ever since I attended the training my family and I began to clean up the surroundings and made sure to empty the containers used for water collection-especially in the rainy season. Since then we are free of malaria. We have saved some money from the hospital expenses. Mosquito…

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“The life we are supposed to live”
“The life we are supposed to live”

‘I like the club because of the idea of bringing people together. You get ideas from this one and that one. So you learn everything. You  share your knowledge. I did enjoy it. Because to me it had a direction of the real life we are supposed to live’ – CHC Member, Zimbabwe

“Time for Fun”
“Time for Fun”

‘I like the club because of the knowledge you get there and the discussions we have in the lessons. I enjoy it when you answer questions. You have some time to laugh and have some fun.” – CHC Member, Zimbabwe

“Enjoying competition”
“Enjoying competition”

“After each of the sessions I wanted to learn more. So I had to complete all the sessions. I also wanted to compete with others actually to answer all those questions on the membership card.” – CHC Member, Zimbabwe

“I had to complete all the sessions”
“I had to complete all the sessions”

“After each of the sessions I wanted to learn more. So I had to complete all the sessions. I also wanted to compete with others actually to answer all those questions on the membership card.” – CHC Member – Gutu, Zimbabwe

‘I have to be presentable’
‘I have to be presentable’

“Really, I will stay there (at the CHC)  until I die. The health club keeps me fit because everyday I have to be presentable. When you meet me you have to know this is somebody in this world. So it keeps me smart and keeps me healthy and fit.” – CHC Member, Mberengwa, Zimbabwe

“Deaths caused by Ignorance”
“Deaths caused by Ignorance”

“Well, at first I saw the hygienic practices being practiced in a certain area and I envied it. I also wanted to acquire health knowledge and practice the hygiene practices that I saw others doing. Also to teach my family and members of our village as some of the deaths are caused by ignorance of…

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“Unity with my friends”
“Unity with my friends”

I will continue to be a member.  I will continue to learn and I love to continue going to the club. The unity, the relationships, the knowledge… I want to continue acquiring these and having this unity with my friends.” – CHC Member, Zimbabwe

“Prevent disease before it reaches the people.”
“Prevent disease before it reaches the people.”

“As the Minister of Health and Child Welfare, I came here to see  the preventative aspect of health.  We tend to concentrate on hospitals  – that is where our efforts as Government have been. People have go to hospitals when they are already ill. Our idea here now (with the Community Health Club), is to…

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“Having respect is quite important”
“Having respect is quite important”

“I gained respect just from joining the club. Having respect is quite important because lots of people will come and I will be giving advice, and before joining the health club this didn’t happen.” – Zimbabwe CHC Member

Herbs Can Help

2008:   PHASA.  South Africa  Herbs Can Help   Dr. Juliet  Waterkeyn &   Josephine Mutandiro  Abstract:  With the terrible effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, medical services in rural areas of many developing countries cannot keep up with the demand for treatment. Where ARV and other drugs are scarce, herbal remedies can provide ‘first aid’ and alleviate the many…

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Cholera Prevention in Mutare

2009: Zimbabwe Case Study : Cholera Prevention in Mutare Most countries in Africa will fall short of meeting the MDG targets for the provision of water and sanitation due to lack of financial and institutional capacity (WSP-Africa, 2006). Although safe sanitation has been found to be the most effective single intervention in reducing diarrhoea (Esrey,…

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New Country Director in Zimbabwe
New Country Director in Zimbabwe

It is  with great pleasure that we officially announce the appointment of Country Director in Zimbabwe as from January 2015. The founding Executive Director for Zim AHEAD, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn who has been steering the Organisation from a distance for many years, is now CEO of Africa AHEAD, and is standing down in Zimbabwe. At…

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‘Its time we focused on the Community’ says Minister of Health for Zimbabwe
‘Its time we focused on the Community’ says Minister of Health for Zimbabwe

Minister Visit to Chigure CHC April 2014 Dr. David Parirenyatwa, the Minister for Health and Child Welfare  in Zimbabwe comments on a visit to a Community Health Club in Chipinge District. He came  to see for himself the claims of Mr Goldberg Mangwadu, the Director of Environmental Health Services who believes that Manicaland is ahead…

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Africa AHEAD’s new Country Directors in Zimbabwe and Rwanda
Africa AHEAD’s new Country Directors in Zimbabwe and Rwanda

Africa AHEAD  has grown from the bottom upwards since 1999 when we first started as a Trust in Zimbabwe. In 2005 we registered in South Africa, a middle income country, so as to replicate  regionally based out of Cape Town. When our main programme became  based in Rwanda we also registered in that country as a…

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Minister of Health called for CHCs nationwide in Zimbabwe
Minister of Health called for CHCs nationwide in Zimbabwe
Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa Visits  Community Health Club in Chipinge District, Manicaland, Zimbabwe 11th April, 2014 In the Water Policy of 2013, the Government of Zimbabwe directed that every village should have a functional Community Health Club (CHC) that seeks to empower communities to take full responsibility in preventive health....

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CHC Training Hub in Rwanda
CHC Training Hub in Rwanda

Africa AHEAD is now launching monthly training courses for  those applying as individuals as well as group workshops for  NGO staff who need training in the CHC Model. Training Modules are  designed to strengthen individuals and organisations currently engaged in or wanting to  implement the CBEHPP or CHC both in Rwanda and in other developing countries….

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Apiculture at Schools in Gokwe North, Zimbabwe

6th  Oct – 7th  November, 2014 Zim AHEAD staff conducted a training on Apiculture for 250 Community Based Facilitators and 4 School Health Masters and 3 School Development Committee members drawn from 5 wards trained in Gokwe North for ADRA Japan. In fact the same group of Community Based Facilitators had already been trained  in 2011…

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School Health Clubs for Menstrual Hygiene

2nd – 6th June 2014 : School Health Masters Training ZimAHEAD trained 20 teachers and 13 EHTs with support from SNV in Masvingo District supplying our newly  developed Menstrual Hygiene Management tool kit which made it possible for participants to engage in communication around sensitive hygiene issues. The training was also attended by district officials from the…

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USAID Agriculture and Food Security Programming in Zimbabwe

Poverty Reduction and Food Security – Livestock Development (PRFSVLD) Program. p.17. ‘In June 2013, USAID/Zimbabwe initiated two five year development food aid programs, Amalima and “Enhancing Nutrition, Stepping Up Resilience and Enterprise” (ENSURE).  These programs, implemented by CNFA and World Vision respectively and their consortia partners, work with Vulnerable households in ten districts in Manicaland, Masvingo,…

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