Health Promotion

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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WASH Response to Humanitarian Crisis in Zimbabwe

Masvingo Community Health CLlub Project Goal: To reduce the vulnerability of at-risk rural populations in rural Masvingo to Water and Sanitation Related Disease (WSRD) transmission. Objectives: 1)      To increase levels of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) knowledge, attitudes and practices through Community Health Clubs and School Health Clubs so as to decrease vulnerability to WSRD …

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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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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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Guinea Bissau

READ MORE: NEWS FROM GUINEA BISSAU Africa AHEAD provides training for Effective Interventions: Africa AHEAD was invited to partner with Effective Interventions to set up an applied research programme in the southern districts of Timbali and Quinara, to establish if the extremely high infant child mortality in Guinea Bissau could be reduced by improving access …

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Celebrating Ubuntu

Community Health Clubs Graduating in Umzimkhulu August 2009 In January 2009, 10 communities within Umzimkhulu, one Local Municipality within the Sisonke District, began training as members of Community Health Clubs (CHC), a new initiative piloted by Africa AHEAD for the Department of Water and Environmental Affairs’ (DWA) Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) program. This Government …

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Hygiene Behaviour change monitored in Umzimkhulu

BACKGROUND Umzimkhulu Municipality in Sisonke District of KZN was selected by the Department of Water Affairs to pilot this project that was initiated as part of the IWRM (Integrated Water Resource Management) programme being funded by the Danish Embassy (DANIDA). Umzimkhulu was part of the Eastern Cape until it was recently absorbed into Kwa Zulu …

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Zimbabwe

Public Health Promotion Programme for Urban Humanitarian Crises in Sakubva, Mutare. Zimbabwe AHEAD in Partnership with Oxfam Reported by: Regis Matimati, Zim AHEAD, Project Manager, March 2009. UN says Zimbabwe cholera cases rise above 80,000 : 20th February 2009 Geneva – The UN health agency says the number of cholera cases in Zimbabwe has soared …

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New CHC Country in Africa

Improving Hygiene Behaviour of Communities throughout Rwanda Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme MINISTRY OF HEALTH   Environmental Health REPUBLIC OF RWANDA   1.  The Community-Based Environmental Health Promotion Programme (CBEHPP) is a hygiene behaviour change approach to reach communities and empower them to identify their personal and domestic hygiene and environmental health-related problems (including access to …

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Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs:

Waterkeyn, J. & Cairncross, S. (2005). Creating demand for sanitation and hygiene through Community Health Clubs: a cost-effective intervention in two districts of Zimbabwe. 61. Social Science & Medicine. p.1958-1970. Abstract: Unless strategies are found to galvanise rural communities and create a demand for sanitation, we cannot achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halving the …

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Zimbabwe

Zim AHEAD teams up with Mercy Corps Summary In March 2007, Zimbabwe AHEAD joined forces with Mercy Corps, one of the few International NGOs which continues to operate in Zimbabwe, despite the severe operational problems of working in a country where the inflation rate is over 4000% and vital commodities such as fuel and cement …

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