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dc.contributor.authorBeesley, Jane*
dc.contributor.authorFeeny, Emma*
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-13T08:42:08Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-13T08:42:08Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-01en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/609240en
dc.description<p>In the past, residents of Mwandiga I, a semi-urban village in South Kivu, had no access to clean water, instead using water from Lake Tanganyika for drinking, washing and cooking. Defecation took place mostly in the surrounding bush, hand-washing with soap or ash wasn&rsquo;t practised, and the importance of good hygiene wasn&rsquo;t understood.</p> <p>Now, however, as a result of work done through the SWIFT programme, the community has easy access to clean water, and thanks to the Community Health Club set up by Tearfund with the support of Africa AHEAD, the village has been transformed.</p> <p>A free, voluntary club that holds weekly discussions on health and hygiene topics, the Community Health Club has brought about significant improvements in the well-being of residents, with a noticeable fall in the incidence of sickness and even a beneficial effect on the village economy.</p>en
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dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.publisherTearfunden
dc.publisherOverseas Development Instituteen
dc.publisherSWIFT Consortiumen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSWIFT Stories of Sustainable Changeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/swift-story-of-sustainable-change-inspiring-improvements-in-health-and-hygiene-609240en
dc.subjectHumanitarian
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectWater, Sanitation and Hygiene
dc.titleSWIFT Story of Sustainable Change: Inspiring improvements in health and hygiene through a club in Mwandiga, DRCen
dc.typeCase studyen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryThe Democratic Republic of Congoen
oxfam.subject.keywordCapacity building
oxfam.subject.keywordCommunity building
oxfam.subject.keywordHealth promotion
oxfam.subject.keywordMaternal and child health
oxfam.subject.keywordNatural resources
oxfam.subject.keywordParticipation
oxfam.subject.keywordResource scarcity
oxfam.subject.keywordWater and sanitation
oxfam.subject.keywordWellbeing
oxfam.subject.keywordSustainability
oxfam.subject.keywordSustainable development
oxfam.subject.keywordHumanitarian practice
oxfam.subject.keywordMDGs
oxfam.subject.keywordMillenium Development Goals
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordLivelihoods
oxfam.subject.keywordWASH
dc.year.issuedate2016en
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refterms.dateFOA2018-08-16T20:13:09Z


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