University of North Carolina Conference
Africa AHEAD Community Health Club Seminar
Date: Friday, 2nd November, 2012.
Time: 8.15 am – 3.30 pm
Morning Session: Chairman: Darren Saywell
The Classic CHC Approach: Applied Health Education and Development (AHEAD)
8.30 The Mechanics of Hygiene Behaviour Change Juliet Waterkeyn Africa AHEAD
9.00 Classic CHC: The Zimbabwe Experience Regis Matimati Zimbabwe AHEAD
9.30 CHC Dissemination Anthony Waterkeyn Africa AHEAD
10.00 Evaluation of CBEHPP in Rwanda Thomas Clasen LSHTM
CHC Adaptations and Case Studies from non AHEAD projects
10.45 Dominican Rep Jason Rosenfeld University of Texas
11.15 Tanzania Anita Boling Village Network Africa
11.45 Zambia Lauren Snyder / Nonde Chama Kayula Gillings School of Public Health/World Vision
Afternoon Session: Chairman: Jan Willem Rosenboom
1.30 Comparing CHC to CLTS: How can they be integrated?
Jan Willem Chairman’s Introduction Gates Foundation
1.40 Darren Saywell The CLTS Approach Plan International
2.00 Juliet Waterkeyn The CHC Approach Africa AHEAD
2.20 General Discussion
Panel: Anthony Waterkeyn, Regis Matimati, Jason Rosenfeld, Anita Boiling
3.20 – 3.30 Summary and Recommendations Jason Rosenfeld University of Texas
Biographies of Speakers:
Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn: [email protected]
Juliet has spent most of her career in development in Africa, initiating, then refining and researching the Community Health Club Model of health promotion through her PhD at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In the past decade she has been instrumental in introducing the CHC Approach into many countries in Africa and Asia, training CHC facilitators, adapting training material and visual aids for CHC training, as well as conducting research, feasibility studies, monitoring and evaluation. As co-founder and part-time Director of Zimbabwe AHEAD, she also travels extensively on behalf of Africa AHEAD. In 2010, she received an AMCOW Award as ‘distinguished woman leader in sanitation’. www.africaahead.com
Anthony Waterkeyn [email protected]
Anthony has been in the WASH Sector since 1985, starting with Water Aid for 11 years, through which he founded Mvuramanzi Trust in Zimbabwe in 1993. Five years later he co-founded Zimbabwe AHEAD Organisation, of which he is still Chairman. As Specialist Advisor for WSP-World Bank for strategy development, advocacy, and capacity building in the WASH Sector, he travelling extensively in Africa and Asia, between 2003 – 2011. He is a leading proponent of the CHC Approach and as a direct result of his advocacy skills, the Governments of both Rwanda and Vietnam have developed road maps which have resulted in national Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programmes.
Regis Matimati [email protected]
Regis has come up through the ranks starting as a Nurse in Charge of Nyamidzi Clinic, in one of the first places where CHC were piloted between 1990 and 2000. He joined University of Zimbabwe / University of California as Clinical Field Manager, for research into adolescent reproductive health. In 2007 when he joined Zimbabwe AHEAD as Project Officer, of an emergency Cholera Project in Mutare, funded by Oxfam. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Water Supply and Sanitation and is currently studying a BSc in Development Studies. He is the Director of Programmes and Acting Director of Zimbabwe AHEAD.
Jason Rosenfeld [email protected]
Jason, with a BA Political Science from Duke University, became a volunteer for two years in Ghana, as Water and Sanitation Advisor for US Peace Corps. This was followed by a Masters Degree in Public Health, at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University conducting an evaluation of Safe Water in Schools Program in Kisumu, Kenya. In 2008, he joined Africa AHEAD in South Africa, as Project Manager for a CHC Project in Kwa Zulu Natal, and was then seconded to Zimbabwe AHEAD organization for a year. He is currently Assistant Director for Global Health for the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics, researching in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Dr. Darren Saywell [email protected]
Darren is the Director of the WASH/CLTS program at Plan International USA, where he manages several institutional grants relating to this theme, provides technical leadership and advice for the US office and is involved in wider outreach and advocacy for WASH internationally. Prior to joining Plan International USA, Darren worked with the International Water Association in the Netherlands (2005-2011), the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in Switzerland (2000-2005) and with the Water, Engineering and Development Centre in the UK (1994-2000). Darren also supports the Sanitation and Water for All initiative in his role as Vice Chair. (www.sanitationandwaterforall.org)