The district has to date completed the assessment of water points to be repaired. This has seen 60 boreholes being identified. The repair of these water points is in progress. To date 19 water points have been repaired with their headworks. The district has also witnessed 7 Environmental Health Technician (EHTs) being refresher trained on COVID-19, Participatory Health & Hygiene Education (PHHE), Protection against sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). These have since cascaded this training to 30 Village Health Workers (VHW) that includes 18 women and 12 men. These have further disseminated the training to their respective villages as well. 51 Water Point Committees out of the targeted total of 60 water points were trained. The refresher course was vital as it has seen most water points updating their constitutions to comply with the prevailing standards in the country. The district has also distributed Non Food Items to the vulnerable households in a bid to prevent the spread of the corona virus amongst such people. This has seen 1 112 households benefiting from the package that includes a bucket with a tap, jerry can, 2 bars soap, 10 strips of aqua tablets and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) material.
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Presentation by Cst Munetsi, Victim Friendly Unit ZRP Chiredzi HQ, beamoning community moral decadency resulting in several human’s rights abuses such as Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), Domestic Violence acts, etc as the Health Club (HC) members pay attention. #Health Hygiene Promoters workshop last day.
The Community health club is a vehicle that empowers the community to play an active role in deciding and implementing issues related to their health. The Club also affords the members the opportunity to become ‘Agents of Change’ who carry home and translate into action healthy habits and information they learn at the club and in this way influence others.The focus of the club is primarily on the health of the community with emphasis on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
Tucked away in the terrains of Mudzi District is Takurira Nhamo community health club led by a group of committed men and women. This is a rare situation where you also find men willing to devote some time and participate in dramas, songs and poems that have something to do with their wellbeing and health. Thanks to the WASH program by Christian Care the situation seems to have improved and the district has more than one health club who teach the communities on the importance of preventing COVID-19, typhoid, cholera, Malaria, good hygiene and sanitation among other topics. The communities have learnt to treat water, wash their hands and cover their faces with face masks in this Covid-19 era. The WASH program has taught communities and schools to have vibrant health clubs which will help in eradicating diseases if communities come together.Having these clubs have also improved installation of tippy taps(handwashing facilities )at many designated points and also spreading messages on good hygiene practices and Covid 19 preventive measures.
Before distribution people not observing social distancing. Lesson on social distance is to be unpacked before receiving NFIs. Hand washing station being set up for beneficiaries to use before receiving their NFIs. Safe drinking water sources are gendered thereby encouraging women participation in Community Health Clubs, a platform used to provide education on issues of GBV.
The platform offers ways of dealing with disease outbreaks. Women empowerment is reinforced through right based approach to programming and gender social inclusion for people living with Disability. Beneficiaries to this include child headed families and those vulnerable. The coming in of a piped water scheme will enhance provision of water thereby limiting the interaction of women with water barons. Beitbridge has a lot of water barons and they are at times reported to have enticed women to bed as women seek favours at congested water points.