REPLICATED CHC PROGRAMS

Low cost-high Impact: Hygiene Behaviour Change in Vietnam in Community Health Clubs

Juliet Waterkeyn and Nguyen Huy Nga ABSTRACT Vietnam is the first country in Asia to use the Community Health Club (CHC) Model of development in a pilot project by Ministry of Health in 3 Northern provinces in Son La, Phu Tho and Ha Tinh districts. The CHC Model was originally developed in Africa (Waterkeyn, 2010)…

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Putting heads and hands together to change knowledge and behaviors: Community Health Clubs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL POSTER A Case Study Evaluation of Community Health Clubs in Port au Prince, Haiti 2015. Waterlines, 34(4). Jessica Brooks, MESc1; Alexandra Adams, MPH1; Nora Moraga-Lewy1; Samy Bendjemil2; Ruth Berggren, MD2; Jason Rosenfeld, MPH2 (1) Yale University (2) University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Introduction: After an absence of over…

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The power of Common Unity highlighted in TED Talks
The power of Common Unity highlighted in TED Talks

  The Community Health Model alters health norms and raises social capital levels by providing a platform for people to communicate new cultures of health. This, in turn, reduces disease incidence and prevalence. A public health professional with over ten years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating international health and development programs, Jason Rosenfeld began…

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Webinar: Community Initiatives for Sanitation and Health
Webinar: Community Initiatives for Sanitation and Health

January 28th, 2016 RECORDING NOW ON-LINE SuSanA-SEI webinars funded by BMGF grantees https://youtu.be/b2FLqEC4wlI?list=PL0gMdVBup-4MCymOPomtqL_XYT5YtLTSK Webinar content: Improving access to sanitation and hygiene and changing behaviours can bring not only health benefits but also many other positive changes in a community, including social, economic and environmental gains. Deepening our understanding of the linkages between sanitation interventions and…

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Turning Waste into Value: AA presents at University of Dar es Salaam
Turning Waste into Value: AA presents at University of  Dar es Salaam

Identifying gaps and collaborative partnerships to advance sustainable sanitation training, research and implementation in Tanzania March 30-31st 2016  Centre for Continuing Education,   University of Dar Es Salaam  The Department of Water Resources Engineering at University of Dar es Salaam and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden initiated this dialogue as part of a SIDA…

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“None of us got those sicknesses”
“None of us got those sicknesses”

“My children used to often get typhoid, diarrhea and vomiting and we had to spent lot of money at the hospital. Ever since we started to practice the hygiene methods in my home, none of us got any of those sicknesses. Added to that, making of the new toilet has enabled us to get rid…

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Community Health Clubs in Haiti

POSTER PRESENTED AT THE 2014 UNC WATER & HEALTH CONFERENCE Jason Rosenfeld volunteered for Africa AHEAD for a year in 2008, before managing a pilot project for us in Kwa Zulu Natal, and then being posted as a Techincal Advisor to our office in Harare. He is a great supporter of our approach and is now…

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Dominican Republic pilot project

  ¡Bienvenidos Clubes de Salud Comunitaria a la República Dominicana!   Jason Rosenfeld, who worked with Africa AHEAD from 2007-2010, is now at the University of  Texas Health Science Centre, San Antonio, as Senior Program Coordinator, and has sucessfully transplanted the concept of the CHCs from Africa to the Caribbean and shares with us this…

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CHCs discovered in Bangladesh

November, 2011 Dr. Juilet Waterkeyn It is always a pleasure to read that our ideas have transferred to other countries without the direct advocacy of Africa AHEAD as this means the CHC approach is taking root and spreading of its own accord. At a recent meeting at the Gates Foundation, Seattle,  for Achieving Lasting Impact…

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CHCs take off in Vietnam

April, 2011 Vietnam is the first country in Asia to pioneer  the Community Health Club (CHC) Model of development to bring about hygiene behaviour change and improve sanitation coverage, adapting it to suit local cultures.  If sucessful,  Vietnam could lead the way as a powerful change agent for sound development in Asia ensuring that CHCs…

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Sing Song CHCs

August 2010. J. Waterkeyn CHCs are spreading rapidly in Africa, but the question remains, ‘Can they appeal to more sophisticated rural communities in Asia?’   How can we adapt the CHC methodology to suit this very different scenario. Since November 2009, when Ministry of Health (MoH) in Vietnam first decided to use the CHC Approach,  they…

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Vietnam :the first CHC Country in Asia

COMMUNITY HEALTH CLUBS TO BE STARTED IN VIETNAM In response to a strong request by the Ministry of Health, Danida agreed to sponsor the introduction of the Community Health Club (CHC) Approach, and the originator of the methodology, Dr. J. Waterkeyn (JW) was invited  to provide training and mentor local consultants so that  a pilot…

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