Africa AHEAD meeting the Sustainable Development Goals
Applied Health Education and Development (AHEAD) is our tried and tested methodology for enabling communities to meet many of the SDGs through their own efforts in a sustainable and integrated programme. We use Hygiene as an entry point into Water and Sanitation Programmes (SDG.6) leading on to Food and Nutrition Programmes (SDG 2) which resulted in improved health and prevention of most common diseases (SDG.3). Good Health plus the means to sustain it i.e. a mother who has the skills to enable self sufficiency (SDG 8) which enables them with control over their own lives (SDG.5) results in Poverty Alleviation (SDG.1.).
Therefore our AHEAD formula for fuly empowering community is this:
(6+2=3) + (3+5=8) = 3+8=1 – Bad maths but good development!