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]
Aims and objectives of MEWATA are inter alia
* To provide organizational means for medical women to come together as a professional body and to project its outlook and image in the interests of the Society.
* To promote interest of medical women in different parts of the country and to foster friendship, professional communication and understanding amongst them.
* To encourage and provide opportunities for medical women to identify health problems of the communities they serve and utilize their skills and training in solving or alleviating such problems. ... [according to site editor's information]
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
WHO is governed by 193 Member States through the World Health Assembly. The Health Assembly is composed of representatives from WHO's Member States. ... [according to site editor's information]