Millennium Development Goals

Rwanda Head of Environmental Health interview on impact of CHCs

Interview with Dr. Joseph Katabarwa, Head of Environmental Health Desk Ministry of Health, RWANDA Interviewer: Lisa Nash, Executive Director, Blue Planet Network, www.blueplanetnetwork.org 6 May 2014 Lisa: How do you know Juliet and Anthony Waterkeyn of Africa AHEAD? Joseph: Anthony was the first person to work with us as a consultant when we were developing …

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Water Aid applauds Rwanda’s sanitation as continental leader

20 February 2013. by Alex Weber Kigali: Rwanda has become an African leader when it comes to providing its citizens access to safe sanitation, but its progress could stall if funding is not increased, a report by the international development charity Water Aid has found. Released on Wednesday, the report “Keeping Promises: Why African leaders …

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Value for Money: highly motivated communities build 7,771 unsubidized latrines in one year

CASE STUDY: Zimbabwe: Community Health Clubs deliver Hygiene + Total Sanitation @ $4.42 pp June 2013 Source: December 2012 Project Report Zimbabwe AHEAD/ACF, Cecilia Chinhengo / Juliet Waterkeyn Blanket coverage: This Community Health Club project was implemented by Zim AHEAD, in partnership with ACF in 429 villages, within 11 wards of Gutu and Mberengwa, Masvingo …

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Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe calls for CHCs country wide

May, 2013. Zimbabwe.  Juliet Waterkeyn Community Health Clubs were first established in Zimbabwe in 1994, when the present Director of Zim AHEAD pioneered this approach in Manicaland. Although CHCs  have  been trickling along since then through various NGO initiatives, it has not been fully institutionalised into the government system, which for the past 13 years …

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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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Rwanda in the fast lane, IRC sanitation field visit confirms

Thursday 11 August 2011 Around 30 percent of the national budget of Rwanda is made available to district authorities. This high share makes Rwanda a front-runner in Africa, Stephan Klingebiel and Timo Mahn, two German banking specialists write in the June 2011 edition of Development and Cooperation, Vol. 38.2011:6. In only a few years, the …

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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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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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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

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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