Uncategorized

Message of Appreciation from Masekelantaba Community

SPITZKOP WATER KIOSK IN GWANDA MUNICIPALITY WATER FINALLY REACHING THE MASEKELANTABA COMMUNITY Water is a driver for economic development and is essential for human survival. The importance of the precious resource has been emphasized over the years. According to the constitution of Zimbabwe amendment number 20, article 77, every person has the right to safe, …

Message of Appreciation from Masekelantaba Community Read More »

Wonders of  entrepreneurship through the  CHC Approach

CHCs, which were started a few years ago are being revived and a lot of activities have taken place within a short space of time through  the training of community based facilitators, skills training in  catering, plumbing, solar technology, hair dressing, dress making, improved stoves, and making safari pots and paving stones for sale.Two public …

Wonders of  entrepreneurship through the  CHC Approach Read More »

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 …

Building resilience in Gutu District after Cyclone Idai Read More »

COVID 19 Preparedness and Response

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, Africa AHEAD is being  supported in Zimbabwe by UNICEF for implementing a programme entitled  ‘Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures against the novel Corona virus’, in partnership with Moriti oa Sechaba. Activities are currently being implemented to improve awareness of safe hygiene and sanitation practices, with a focus …

COVID 19 Preparedness and Response Read More »

Dr. Jason Rosenfeld

Jason Rosenfeld, Associate for Carribean Countries Jason Rosenfeld (DrPH, MPH) was the first intern in Africa AHEAD, a Political Scientists who had just completed a Public Health Masters, with field experience inKenya. He joined us first in Cape Town, where he helped to put together the website for Africa AHEAD as well as write a …

Dr. Jason Rosenfeld Read More »

From Community Health Clubs to electronic Corona Health Clusters

The Corona virus was first identified on the New Year’s Eve of 2020, and within 3 months there are now nearly quarter of a million cases with around 10,000 deaths world-wide. The ‘Old World’ has stopped working. Rich nations are now in lock-down, shutting up shops, restaurants, bars and leisure centres while all citizens are …

From Community Health Clubs to electronic Corona Health Clusters Read More »

Spiwe Mpofu

Name and highest qualification : Spiwe Mpofu M.Sc. Designated role in Africa AHEAD: Programme Manager Date of joining Organisation: 2012 Spiwe Mpofu, Programme Manager, AA-Z Summary of expertise: Spiwe first impressed the Founders in 1999 when they met her as a District Social Support Officer in the first CHC project being undertaken in Tsholotsho. With …

Spiwe Mpofu Read More »

Patience Musarepwa

Name and highest qualification : Patience Muserepwa Designated role in Africa AHEAD: Finance & Admin Officer Date of joining Organisation: 2012 Patience Muzarepwa, Finance Manager Summary of expertise: Patience Muserepwa: A competent and hardworking lady currently engaged as the Finance and Administration Officer for Africa AHEAD. She has vast experience working with various donors including USAID, …

Patience Musarepwa Read More »

Julia Pantoglou

Julia Pantoglou joined Africa AHEAD in Rwanda in 2016, to assist as an intern for  the monitoring and evaluation of the cRCT trial in Rusizi District. She was responsible for refining the Household Inventory Tool, and for the use of the ODK (Open Data Kit) for instant analysis of data, collected by cell phone. She …

Julia Pantoglou Read More »

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 …

Juliet meets Juliet – an insight into the sustainability of good hygiene Read More »

EcoCHC Clubs in Haiti: “The business of the sheep is the business of the goat”

In a throng of over 600 participants at the Water and Health Conference in Chapel hill this year, made up mainly of northern   academics, the  most refreshing participants  were two Haitian community workers, Jude Francois and his partner Marie Vincent.  This truly dedicated couple  have been working for the past five years, in a volunteer …

EcoCHC Clubs in Haiti: “The business of the sheep is the business of the goat” Read More »

New data on CHC costs – under US5 per person

A recent workshop in Kigali hosted by Ministry of Health and supported by Unicef, USAID and Africa AHEAD provided all implemented partners with an update on how their contributions towards the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme is enabling all villages in the country to be covered by this dynamic programme. Over the past 5 …

New data on CHC costs – under US5 per person Read More »

Monitoring Behaviour Change and Improved Health Outcomes through the Community Hygiene Club Methodology in Rwanda

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Rwanda is currently implementing the Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) which is in the process of establish Community Hygiene/Health Clubs (CHCs) in all 15,000 villages across Rwanda. The CHC model, as originally developed in Zimbabwe by Africa AHEAD (AA) in 1995, has in-built monitoring systems and tools . …

Monitoring Behaviour Change and Improved Health Outcomes through the Community Hygiene Club Methodology in Rwanda Read More »

DRC Start up Workshop

Sustainable WASH in Fragile ConTexts (SWIFT)  Background The Oxfam-Tearfund Consortium was awarded a Contract under the DFID-funded WASH Results Programme (WRP). Africa AHEAD is an Implementing Partner within this Consortium. DFID has demanded that specific emphasis be given to issues around Sustainability & Value for Money (VfM) for each of the various WASH components of …

DRC Start up Workshop Read More »