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 ability to sustain well-being i.e. a mother who has the skills to be self sufficient (SDG 8) which enables them to have control over their own bodies and lives (SDG.5) results in Poverty Alleviation (SDG.1.).
Therefore our AHEAD formula for fully empowering community is this:
(6+2=3) + (3+5=8) = 3+8=1 – Bad math, maybe but good development!