he West African Health Organisation (WAHO) was formed in 1987. The Protocol grants WAHO status as a Specialised Agency of ECOWAS and describes the organisation's mission as follows:
"The objective of the West African Health Organisation shall be the attainment of the highest possible standard and protection of health of the peoples in the sub-region through the harmonisation of the policies of the Member States, pooling of resources, and cooperation with one another and with others for a collective and strategic combat against the health problems of the sub-region." ... [according to site editor's information]
AWARE-RH (which stands for "Action for West Africa Region - Reproductive Health") is a five-year, USAID-sponsored health improvement project designed to address limited access to health care and the low quality of services in 21 West African countries. [according to site editor's information]
Based in Gambia, CIAM is a non-profit organisation placed at the interface between academia, public health decision makers, and providers of disease control interventions. It focuses on public health concerns - malaria and HIV/AIDS and their associated diseases and health problems - that have major effects on the mortality and morbidity (and subsequent loss of economic and social capacity) of the people of West Africa.
Working in close partnership with local, national and international organisations, CIAM undertakes practical on-the-ground research into problem areas affecting the provision of services and health promotion.
(CIAM stands for Centre for Innovation Agaist Malaria.) ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
WAAF is a registered NGO founded in 1999. The organization’s field of expertise is research, advocacy, care and support. Its aim is to reach out to individuals and communities on issues about communicable diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Tuberculosis (TB). WAAF and its sister organization International Health Care Centre (IHCC) are working towards the establishment of comprehensive reproductive sexual health care and outreach centres in all regions of Ghana. The goal of these centres will be to provide high quality health care and outreach services to identified target groups in their battle against the growing HIV/AIDS pandemic. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
REFDAF is a network for development in Africa with an effective and consciencious implication in the women’s issues. REFDAF acts as a network regrouping hundreds of grassroots associations in the south-region of West Africa. Goals:
- the full and complete autonomy of women
- the improvement of women’s competence and skills
- the promotion of women’s leadership in community management
- the sustainable management of productive activities
- the effective participation of women in decision-making spheres. ... [according to site editor's information]
Small online library with books in Soninke (Mali, West Africa in general) to read online or to download in different formats. Furthermore, you will find a dictionary Soninke-French-English to be consulted online or downloaded. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Hub’s goal is to assist West and Central African stakeholders (States, Inter-governmental Organisations, Civil Society Organisations and Development Partners) to promote coherence in rural development programmes worldwide. [according to site editor's information]
Inades-Formation is a Pan African NGO. Its aim is to work for the social and economic advancement of the populations with special emphasis on the latter’s own free and responsible participation in the transformation of their societies. The Head Office is in Abidjan. The Institution intervenes in West, Central and Eastern African through a General Secretariat and 10 National Offices hosted in: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Chad and Togo.
Individual or organised women and men farmers are the direct beneficiaries of the activities carried out by Inades-Formation. Inades-Formation backs up/trains them in the execution of their economic and social development projects. The approach that Inades-Formation uses to work with rural populations is called «BAFOD» (Backup of Farmers’ Organisation Dynamics). ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
ECOWAS is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport, telecommunications, energy, agriculture, natural resources, commerce, monetary and financial questions, social and cultural matters." ... [according to site editor's information]