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Community Health Club Toolkit

Community Health Clubs 

This manual outlines the Community Health Club (CHC) approach and how this approach has been specifically used by MSF as a sustainable way of running water points and teaching communities on health and hygiene issues. The manual covers how community hand pumps and newly drilled boreholes have been upgraded to water points that provide communities with clean and safe drinking water. How communities have been trained in health and hygiene issues for behaviour change and their involvement in running the water point to ensure sustainability. This approach has been implemented in low income, high-density suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe, which have been identified as the epicentre of diarrheal diseases.

The approach is ready to roll-out in similar contexts where community involvement is crucial for the sustainability of the humanitarian interventions in the WASH sector. This methodology has been implemented by MSF with the support of various stakeholders including City of Harare Department, Health Promotion Department, Ministry of Health and Child Care, Church leaders and Schools responsible (where water points were established), local community leaders and political leaders.

Download Community Health Club Handbook

Download Community Health Club Training Plan

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