Description of two hygiene promotion programmes: Programme Saniya in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe Applied Health Education and Development (ZimHEAD).
|Hygiene promotion in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe : new approaches to behaviour change
|Year of Publication
|Sidibe, M, Curtis, V
|Field note / WSP
|7 p. : boxes, fig., photogr.
|Water and Sanitation Program - African Region
|awareness raising, behaviour, blue gold building african solutions for water sanitation and hygiene, burkina faso, communications media, cost benefit analysis, health education, hygiene, institutional aspects, monitoring, programmes, sdiafr, sdihyg, zimbabwe
Description of two hygiene promotion programmes: Programme Saniya in Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe Applied Health Education and Development (ZimHEAD). Programme Saniya was carried out in Bobo Dioulasso between August 1995 and July 1998 by the Ministry of Health. The programme design was based on formative research, a pragmatic method of planning work programmes. It aimed to promote a small number of safe hygiene practices to reduce the incidence of diarrhoeal disease. It was based on the existing local motivation for hygiene and used local communication channels. NGO ZimHEAD pioneered an innovative methodology to mobilize rural people through the establishment of Community Health Clubs (CHC), voluntary community based organizations formed to improve family health, open to men and women, and ideally including as many villagers as possible. Health knowledge is passed on the CHC members who will apply this knowledge at home. The focus is on material output such as increased water supply and means of safe sanitation and the development of income generating skills. A literacy programme and a programme centered on taking care of the terminally ill are also included. . The basic principles of both programmes can be applied to work at a larger scale.