Tag : Behaviour Change

Building trust between council and residents of Bindura Town

Patty Determan May 2013 Acute outbreaks of cholera and typhoid linked to poor water and sanitation in urban areas of Zimbabwe claimed more than 4,000 lives between 2008-2009, one of the worst outbreaks seen in Africa to-date. In order to mitigate these life-threatening diseases, DFID launched the fund for an urban  WASH programs  to clean…

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Evolution of CLTS in Sierra Leone

How to evolve CLTS was the challenge  we were given. CLTS was first introduced into Sierra Leone five years ago in 2008, and Unicef has been  coordinating implementing partners here  to an impressive degree with a frenzy of triggering across the country. However, despite the mushrooming of latrines, there has been doubt as to the…

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USAID/OFDA supports massive scale up in Zimbabwe

The emergency wing of  USAID has today finalised a direct grant to Zimbabwe AHEAD which will see a role out of  Community Health Clubs in the coming year  into four of the most hard hit  districts of the country in a effort to mitigate against future Cholera and Typhoid epidemics. This programme will  establish a…

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Monitoring and Evaluating the Community Health Club approach in Rwanda

At a Conference convened in Seattle, at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in November 2011, top experts discussed how to achieve ‘Impact at Scale’, in order to more effectively reduce infant and child mortality.  One of the key recommendations of the convening was the use of Community Health Workers in every village as a…

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GATES Foundation team visit Rwanda

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have been quick to recognise the importance of monitoring and evaluating the scaling up of the CHC Approach in Rwanda, through the Presidential Initiative which has directed everyone of the 15,000 villages  in the country to start CHCs, through the Community Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP). The latest…

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International visitors from OXFAM visit Masvingo

01 December, 2011 Report by Morgan Hayiza   ZimAHEAD Project Officer. Oxfam staff from UK, Germany, Scotland and Zimbabwe had an opportunity to visit the Community Health Clubs and rehabilitated water points in Masvingo Rural District of Zimbabwe, where ZimAHEAD implemented an OFDA funded Water and Sanitation Project through OXFAM GB. The project ended in…

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Pilot CHC in Namibia

The Institute of Socio-ecological research (ISOE), in Frankfurt Germany is currently implementing a small research programme using ecological sanitation in the barren northern region of Namibia. Africa AHEAD is partnering to provide the community mobilisation and enable a demand responsive approach to develop in order to ensure that the facilities that are to be provided…

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12,000 CHCs formed in Rwanda

The Training of Trainers by Africa AHEAD for the Communited BasedEnvironmental health PromotionProgramme in Rwanda for the scaling up of the CHC Approach to national level was completed in November 2010. Since then the process has been rolling out across the country in an unprecedented fashion. Encouraged  by a Presidential directive from President Paul Kagame,…

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Towards EDPRS ideals: Water access, hygiene and sanitation in Rwanda give new hopes and opportunities

SUNDAY TIMES, KIGALI. Friday September 2, 2011 by Thomas Kagera Rwanda has committed itself to reaching very ambitious targets in water supply and sanitation, with the vision to attain 100 per cent service coverage by 2020. The importance of adequate water supply and sanitation services as drivers for social and economic development, poverty reduction and…

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A Volunteer’s perspective : ‘A real eye opener’

April 2011 Kate Brogan is an intern with Zimbabwe AHEAD, having just qualified with a Masters in Community Water Supply and Sanitation’ from Cranfield University, UK, she describes her first impressions of the CHCs in Zimbabwe On the 1st of March 2011, I arrived in Harare, excited to meet the ZimAHEAD team.  Their enthusiasm and…

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CHCs take off in Vietnam

April, 2011 Vietnam is the first country in Asia to pioneer  the Community Health Club (CHC) Model of development to bring about hygiene behaviour change and improve sanitation coverage, adapting it to suit local cultures.  If sucessful,  Vietnam could lead the way as a powerful change agent for sound development in Asia ensuring that CHCs…

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President calls for CHC throughout Rwanda

RWANDA IS THE FIRST COUNTRY WORLD WIDE TO MAKE CHCS A NATIONAL INSTITUTION. His Excellency the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame,  launched the Hygiene and Sanitation Presidential Initiative (HSPI) in July 2010 and this has dramatically raised the profile of the Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) that was officially launched on 17 December last…

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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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Sing Song CHCs

August 2010. J. Waterkeyn CHCs are spreading rapidly in Africa, but the question remains, ‘Can they appeal to more sophisticated rural communities in Asia?’   How can we adapt the CHC methodology to suit this very different scenario. Since November 2009, when Ministry of Health (MoH) in Vietnam first decided to use the CHC Approach,  they…

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The Johanna Road Project: 6-Month Report

March 2010 After 6 months of health promotion modules, impressive improvements have occurred at the Johanna Road Informal Settlement in the eThekwini Municipality, as measured by our Household Observations Survey, and as observed through communal changes and activities. Research From the baseline surveys, it was identified that the most problematic areas were low practice of…

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South Africa, KZN Poster

This poster is a visual summary of the Danida funded IWRM project in South Africa, where 10 CHCs achieved high levels of behaviour change within an 8 month period. 2009.KZN poster.pdf

Zimbabwe Case Study

A short summary of hygiene behaviour change in Zimbabwe, updating from the ground breaking early projects in 2001 in Tsholtsho, to recent projects in Chipinge where similat levels of change are being recorded. It points a way forward as to how the MDGs can be achieved by scaling up the CHC approach as is being…

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South Africa:KZN Case Study

This is a summary of the achievements of a pilot project which was using Community Health Clubs to promote hygiene behaviour change in  Kwa Zulu Natal, and shows that this is an effective methodology for sound development in rural South Africa South Africa KZN Rural Case Study

South Africa

 PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN IN SOUTH AFRICA Development of generic CHC Training manual and extensive PHAST Tool Kit for Informal Settlements (City Health Department- Danida) Training for City Health Department of facilitators to start CHCs in Informal Settlements near Cape Town Support to Hygiene Promotion Partnership for base line survey to ascertain level of hygiene behaviour change…

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E.I.

Effective Interventions  (E.I) is a UK based Foundation formed to provide case studies of how to lower Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in developing countries. Currently, two major research programmes are being conducted in India and Guinea Bissau. The latter was chosen as it is one of the poorest countries in Africa with an estimated 300…

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