HYGIENE

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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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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Building resilience in Gutu District after Cyclone Idai

Gutu District in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe was  one of the 9 districts which were heavily hit by the Tropical Cyclone Idai in March 2019, resulting in most water and sanitation infrastructure being damaged. An estimated population of 270 000 in total, including 129 600 were affected by flooding and other damages caused by Cyclone. The …

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Training Community Health Workers supervisors in Rwanda

Joseph Katabarwa and Fausca Uwingabire (Africa AHEAD Country Directors) report on  a CBEHHP training in Rwanda in December 2018 The Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 focuses on safely managed equitable sanitation, hygiene for all and end open defecation focuses on the need for increasing the proportion of population using safely managed sanitation services, including a hand-washing …

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SDG 3. Good Health

SDG 3 can be met in Community Health Clubs as we are able to prevent all diaseases which depend on safe hygiene, water and sanitation. The disease which are addressed in the Community Health Club Training include: Diarrhoea, Cholera, Malaria, ARI (Acute Respiratory Infections), Bilharzia, Worms, Skin Diseases, Eye diseases, HIV/AIDS, Malnutrition Epidemics can be …

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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

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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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!

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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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

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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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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