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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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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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Presentation of how CHCs can be used to achieve SDGs
Presentation of how CHCs can be used to achieve SDGs

In July 2018,  the International Rescue Committee (IRC) invited Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn, Director of Monitoring and Training for Africa AHEAD, as  guest speaker at their monthly global video conference for their health professionals stationed in many countries across Africa. Download the presentation. 

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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CEO of Africa AHEAD delighted by the CHCs in Haiti
CEO of Africa AHEAD delighted by the CHCs in Haiti

A major failing in the current WASH programme in Haiti today is that although ‘safe’ drinking water may be coming out of the tap, hand-pump  or  Bio San Filter outlet,  re-contamination is clearly still a huge challenge, because of poor handling and storage of drinking water so that  the water is not ‘safe’ at all by the…

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Haitian CHCs: the magic of solidarity – how making wine brings a community together!
Haitian CHCs: the magic of solidarity – how making wine brings a community together!

At the annual UNC conference which attracts the great and the good in the WASH sector annually in North Carolina for a week of sharing experience in the WASH Sector, the most interesting people I met were  two ordinary non academics  who were to me the most extraordinary  people in the conference…. Jude Francois and Marie…

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3rd CBEHPP National Workshop
3rd CBEHPP National Workshop

“Sharing experience and learning in the implementation of CBEHPP” Hotel Umubano, May 25th and 26th, 2017 Kigali, Rwanda Organised by Ministry of Health, WaterAid and Africa AHEAD. For full CBEHPP Workshop Report click here The Ministry of Health launched the Community Based Environmental Health PromotionProgramme (CBEHPP) in 2009 and invited all development partners to actively…

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CHCs help people resettle in war torn DRC
CHCs help people resettle in war torn DRC

Reported by the Swift Consortium / Tearfund Fikiri Madisi, age 42 and father of nine children is a teacher. “On the return from our displacement camps, we had no toilets and bathrooms or clean water,” he reports, remembering his early return to Congo after a decade of refuge life. Fikiri lives in Mwandiga, a small…

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A case study of integrated population, health & environment (PHE): Rwanda and DRC (2014-2015)
A case study of integrated population, health  & environment (PHE):  Rwanda and DRC (2014-2015)

INVESTIGATION ON CHC APPROACH A case-control study and a cross-sectional study have been conducted in Rwanda and DRC respectively during the period of 2014-2015. The purpose was to investigate on the potential contribution of the CHC approaches to reduce hygiene related diseases and malnutrition (environmental and practice related). A case control study in Rwanda –…

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World Vision: Report on CBEHPP in 10 districts
World Vision: Report on CBEHPP in 10 districts

A presentation by Julius Othello at the 3rd CBEHPP Workshop 26th May 2017 World Vision is a huge Christian NGO which has been in Rwanda since the genocide in 1994 and was now working in 22 out of 30 districts with an annual budget of 4.3 million dollars in the previous year. Would they be…

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What are FAN

CHC members who have received their certificate for finishing stage 1 are able to join a ‘FAN Club’ (Food Agriculture and Nutrition). The group of around 50-100 CHC members who have ‘graduated’ are give a large communal plot by the village head near a communal water point. The FAN members clear the plot and prepare…

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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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How Beekeeping sustains Community Health Club members in Zimbabwe

Background In 2014, Africa AHEAD (ZimAHEAD) partnered with ADRA Zimbabwe to train 250 Community Based Facilitators as well as Ward and  District level government officials in Wards 8, 9, 33 and 34 including 8 schools on starting and strengthening existing Community and School Health Clubs to scale up public health promotion. Bee keeping training was…

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“None of us got those sicknesses”
“None of us got those sicknesses”

“My children used to often get typhoid, diarrhea and vomiting and we had to spent lot of money at the hospital. Ever since we started to practice the hygiene methods in my home, none of us got any of those sicknesses. Added to that, making of the new toilet has enabled us to get rid…

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“I taught my husband”
“I taught my husband”

“I taught my husband and children to follow everything I learned in the class. Another important thing I learned and practice is washing the hands before and after handling food and defecation.”

“Practising hygiene”
“Practising hygiene”
"I learned the importance of personal hygiene as well as the cleanliness of the surroundings, also to boil and cover the drinking water and keep it in a clean vessel. I use a clean dipper to take the water from the container for drinking. My children used to often get typhoid, diarrhea and vomiting and we...

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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