AFRICA AHEAD OFFICE
1 Thurso Close, Eastlea, Harare
LOCATION OF ZIMBABWE
|GNI /per capita||n/a|
|Under 5 mortality rate/1000 births||85|
|deaths per year (2004)||6,700|
|DALYs /1000 cap (13- 289 high)||111|
|WASH deaths per year (2004)||48,700|
|WASH deaths % total burden||16%|
|Diarrhoea rate/1000 (0.2 low – 107 high)||17|
|ARI rate (0.1 lowest)/1000||8.9|
|Malnutrition (% stunting)/1000||36%|
|Human Devlopment Index (2011)||0.376|
|Ranking in World (2011)||173|
AFRICA AHEAD DISTRICT COVERAGE
COVERAGE OF DISTRICTS (April, 2015)
The CHC Methodology was first pioneered by Zimbabwe AHEAD in 1995.
This organisation alone has started over 2,500 CHCs since the year 2000, reaching 250,000 CHC members and over 1.5 million direct beneficiaries.
Africa AHEAD – Zimbabwe is therefore the main driver of the CHC Model in Zimbabwe, providing training and training materials to any interested party as well as implementing directly.
SCALE UP CHC MODEL NATIONWIDE
IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS TRAINED BY AFRICA AHEAD IN CHC MODEL SINCE 2011-2014
By 2012, Community Health Clubs had been established in 30 out of 57 Districts in Zimbabwe due to the Dfid Funded Protracted Relief Service which enabled the replication to other 20 international an local NGOs by systematic training by Zim AHEAD.
Zimbabwe is the country where the Community Health Club approach was first pioneered in 1995 (supported by Unicef and Oak Foundation). After a field trial of one year, the project was taken to scale in Makoni District (funded by Danida), and Tsholotsho and Gulu Districts (funded by DFID). Although the economy collapsed in 2001 and the organisation had to downsize for a few years, the Community Health Clubs in Makoni District continued their activities and actually prospered in a time of extreme recession.
In 2006 Zim AHEAD started in Chipinge and Buhera District in partnership with Mercy Corps. Since 2009 OXFAM became a partner with a CHC project in Chipinge District and Chiredzi, which was completed in August 2010.
In 2012 Zimbabwe AHEAD started 480 CHCs in Mberengwa and Gutu districts in partnership with ACF which were sucessful and set a new bench mark for commuity resposne with every household in all areas participating, and zero open defecation achieved in 429 villages.
In 2013 a major programme in five districts in Manicaland and Masvingo, funded directly by USAID/OFDA produced another 450 CHCs operational and training was completed by the end of 2013, despite significent delays due to electioneering which closed down the activities of many NGOs. Last year Zim AHEAD also starting up two small urban CHC projects in the towns of Bindura (GAA) and Chipinge (ACF) funded by the Unicef Urban WASH fund, and both have achieved the same response with Councils delighted at the increased response from citizens in their clean up campaigns.
In 2014, ACF partnered with Zim AHEAD in Masvingo, and numerous training were done for other organisations wanting to start CHCs through the Protracted Relief Programme 11 funded by DFID. The Ministry of Health is firmly supports the AHEAD Approach in Zimbabwe and CHC is in the process of becoming institutionalised as an National Programme.
Also in 2014, DAPP partnered with Zim AHEAD on a project in two new districts.
AFRICA AHEAD DISTRICT COVERAGE 2014
OUR 5 YEAR TARGET
5 million people benefiting from the reduction of 5 critical disease affecting children under 5 years old, at under $5 per person within 5 countries in 5 years (2013-2018).
Zimbabwe target is one million by 2020
USAID ZIMAHEAD PROJECT
LATEST NEWS FROM ZIMBABWE
NEW COUNTRY DIRECTOR IN ZIMBABWE
MINISTER OF HEALTH CALLED FOR CHCS NATIONWIDE IN ZIMBABWE
APICULTURE AT SCHOOLS IN GOKWE NORTH, ZIMBABWE
TRAINING MATERIAL AVAILABLE
The Africa AHEAD Manual and Visual Aids are available from Head Office
The Community Health Club Approach: Manual for Workshop participants
- English Version printed
- Shona Version photocopy
Tool kit of Visual Aids following topics
- Community Members
- Water Source, Storage andDrinking Water
- Germ Theory and General Hygiene
- Bilharzia, Malaria, Skin Disease
- Sanitation Ladder and Sanitation Story
- Social Problems & HIV/AIDs
- Menstrual Hygiene
Programme Manager: Andrew Muringaniza
Finance Officer: Patience Muserepwa
Monitoring Officer: Moses Matondo
National Trainer: Canaan Makusha
Administration Advisor: Janette Hetherton
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