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Community Health Club activities in Zimbabwe

WASH Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Zimbabwe

Masvingo Community Health CLlub Project Goal: To reduce the vulnerability of at-risk rural populations in rural Masvingo to Water and Sanitation Related Disease (WSRD) transmission. Objectives: 1)      To increase levels of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) knowledge, attitudes and practices through Community Health Clubs and School Health Clubs so as to decrease vulnerability to WSRD …

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The Pride of the Poor: Garikai, Masvingo

Five years ago during the infamous Marimbatsvina Campaign, that eradicated most informal settlement in Zimbabwe, many shack dwellers of Masvingo Town found themselves homeless. Some of those displaced were finally given ‘core houses’, small two room boxes, on a patch of dry bushland on the outskirts of Masvingo, which although undoubtably better than their shacks, …

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DANIDA

Type of partner: Funder Project 1:  Link to more information  Publication: Waterkeyn, J. & Cairncross, S. (2005). Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs: a cost-effective intervention in two districts of Zimbabwe. 61. Social Science & Medicine. p.1958-1970 Link Dates of partnership: 1999-2002 Country: Zimbabwe District: Makoni Partner: Ministry of Health Name of Project: Makoni Community …

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Masvingo is the latest town to be cleaned up by CHCs

ERF-UNOCHA through Oxfam, is providing community capacity building in cholera mitigation.  Based on the success in Mutare and Chiredzi, ZimAHEAD has been contracted to provide yet another Community Health Club programme in high density urban areas of Masvingo Town.  All the 10 wards under the Masvingo City Council Authority are being covered by 9 Community …

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Zimbabwe AHEAD Annual Report 2009

The 2009 Annual Report is now available for those interested in  the work of Zimbabwe AHEAD. A short overview of this years projects includes the following: Food Security and Livelihoods Independence project supported  by the EC through Mercy Corps in Chipinge, Chiredzi and Buhera districts (on-going) Public Health Promotion in Humanitarian emergencies  with Oxfam  supported …

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Zimbabwe

Public Health Promotion Programme for Urban Humanitarian Crises in Sakubva, Mutare. Zimbabwe AHEAD in Partnership with Oxfam Reported by: Regis Matimati, Zim AHEAD, Project Manager, March 2009. UN says Zimbabwe cholera cases rise above 80,000 : 20th February 2009 Geneva – The UN health agency says the number of cholera cases in Zimbabwe has soared …

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The Power of Participatory Education: Social Capital in Zimbabwe

Rosenfeld, J.A. (2007). The Power of Participatory Education: Social Capital in Zimbabwe. Unpublished. Introduction: “Woman’s place is in the Home, but Home is not contained within the four walls of an individual home. Home is the community.” – Rhetta Childe Dorr, 1910 Zimbabwe is a country in crisis. This is what the international news agencies …

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Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs:

Waterkeyn, J. & Cairncross, S. (2005). Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs: a cost-effective intervention in two districts of Zimbabwe. 61. Social Science & Medicine. p.1958-1970. Abstract: Unless strategies are found to galvanise rural communities and create a demand for sanitation, we cannot achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halving the …

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Hygiene Promotion in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe: New Approaches to Behavior Change

Sidibe, M. & Curtis, V. (2002). Hygiene promotion in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe: New approaches to behaviour change. Blue-Gold Field Note, Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)-Africa Region, World Bank. Summary: After years of debate, most people working in water and sanitation now agree that hygiene promotion is vitally important. But even now, many programmes and …

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Zimbabwe

Zim AHEAD teams up with Mercy Corps Summary In March 2007, Zimbabwe AHEAD joined forces with Mercy Corps, one of the few International NGOs which continues to operate in Zimbabwe, despite the severe operational problems of working in a country where the inflation rate is over 4000% and vital commodities such as fuel and cement …

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Decreasing communicable diseases through improved hygiene in Community Health Clubs

Waterkeyn, J. (2005). Decreasing communicable diseases through improved hygiene in Community Health Clubs. Kampala. 31st WEDC Conference. Abstract: It is clear that the A.H.E.A.D Methodology using structured participation through community health clubs can increase health knowledge within the community, and does impact on hygiene behaviour change. Further in areas where there is a dense coverage …

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Department for International Development (DFID)

Type of partner: Funding Final Report  Log frame  Publication: Waterkeyn, J & Cairncross, S. (2005) Creating a demand for sanitation through Community Health Clubs:  a cost effective intervention in two districts of Zimbabwe. Journal of Social Science and Medicine. 61. p.1958-1970 Dates of partnership: 1999-2002 Country: Zimbabwe District: Tsholtosho & Gutu Name of Project: Rural water point upgrading and …

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