Africa AHEAD first started in Zimbabwe in 1999 as Zimbabwe AHEAD founded by Dr Juliet Waterkeyn and Anthony Waterkeyn.
(1995-1998) Unicef, WHO, WaterAid, ILO, Save the Children
(1999-2001) DFID, Danida, Oak Foundation.
(2006-2012) New Zealand Aid, Mercy Corps, OXFAM, MedAir, Catholic Relief Services, Concern, Christian Aid, World Vision, and many local NGOs.
(2011- present) ACF, USAID/OFDA, IMC, GAA, CAFOD.
ZERO OPEN DEFECATION (ZOD) in Zimbabwe, the CHC ability to achieve high sanitation uptake has been demonstrated in a number of district.
• Tsholotsho, Matebeleand North (2002) where 53% CHC members converted to cat sanitation with the balance of 47% constructing latrines within one year (total sanitation).
• Makoni District, Manicaland (1995-2006); 20120-present)
• Gutu District, Masvingo Province (1999-2001) & (2012-present)
• Chipinge District, Manicaland (2008-2010); (2012-present)
• Buhera District, Manicaland (2009-2011)
• Chiredzi District, Mavingo Province (2010-2011)
• Chiredzi Town, Masvingo (2011)
• Masvingo Town and Masvingo Rural (2012)
• Mberengwa, Midalnds (2012-present)
• Mutare Town, Manicaland (2012- present)
• Chimanimani, Manicaland (2012 – present)
• Bindura Town (2012-present)
EMERGENCY CHOLERA RESPONSE (2003):
In Ugandan IDPs Camps, in an emergency program, targets were exceeded with 11,800 latrines constructed by 120 Community Health Clubs within 8 months, where previously there was less than 10% sanitation.
2010: REDUCTION IN DIARROEA in one year in Health Centers in Vietnam by 90%, 93%, 59%, and 35% in 4 CHC areas but rose by 18% and 31% in 2 non CHC areas. (MoH)
2002: RECORD HYGIENE BEHAVIOUR CHANGE
Some of the highest recorded behaviour change in the literature is the Tsholotsho study in Zimbabwe where there was a difference of 47% in average of 17 hygiene indicators (CHCs : control) p<0.001(See right)
An independent evaluation to ascertain if our claims can be substantiated is being conducted by IPA (Innovations for Poverty Action) supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to ascertain whether the CHC methodology can indeed reduce preventable diseases.
Africa AHEAD has partnered with NGOs or government departments and has provided consultancy support to the following countries:
SIERRA LEONE: (2002-2003) Care International, DFID (present),
RWANDA: (2009-2011) Unicef; (2012-2014) Gates Foundation,
SOUTH AFRICA: (2007-2010) Danida, City Municipalities
UGANDA: (2003-4) CARE International, (2008) WaterAid
GUINEA BISSAU: (2007) Effective Intervention
VIETNAM: (2010-2011) Danida / MoH