Women Health and Action Research Centre

Women Health and Action Research Centre
FoundedBenin City, Edo State, Nigeria
1993
Typecharitable organization
Focus
Female reproductive health
Maternal health and advocacy
Location
Area served
Worldwide
WebsiteOfficial website

The Women Health and Action Research Centre is a Nigerian non-profit and charitable organization based in Benin City, Edo State to promote reproductive health through research and advocacy.[1] The organization was founded in 1993 by Professor Friday Okonofua as a means to provide lasting solutions to female reproductive related problems.[2]

Goal

The goal of the organization is to promote accessibility of women and adolescents to basic reproductive health. Women Health and Action Research Centre also aims to improve the social well-being and reproductive health of adolescents and women across African countries.[3] One of the key objective of Women Health and Action Research Centre is to reduce maternal mortality in the country and to design programs for promoting maternal health in Africa as well as advocacy for policies that will improve maternal health.[4]

Finance

In general

The Women Health and Action Research Centre relies on public contributions and grants to fund its mission. The continued research growth and development of the organization is dependent mostly on donations but the organization also increases its revenue by alternative means of funding such as grants and sponsorship.[5] In 2009, MacArthur Foundation awarded a research grant of $250,000 to the organization in support of research to improve policies and programs for promoting maternal health in six states of Nigeria. Between 2002 and 2015, the Women Health and Action Research Centre had received a grant of $550,000 from the MacArthur Foundation.[6]

References

  1. ^ Women's Health and Action Research Centre (Nigeria) (2002). HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Women's Health and Action Research Centre. ISBN 978-978-35481-2-1.
  2. ^ Friday Okonofua; Kunle Odunsi (2003). Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Developing Countries. Women's Health and Action Research Centre. ISBN 978-978-35481-1-4.
  3. ^ Friday Okonofua. Confronting the Challenge of Reproductive Health in Africa: A Textbook for Students and Development Practitioners. Universal-Publishers. pp. 35–. ISBN 978-1-62734-508-8.
  4. ^ Ernest T. Stringer (20 March 2007). Action Research. SAGE Publications. pp. 257–. ISBN 978-1-4522-8571-9.
  5. ^ Women's Health and Action Research Centre (Nigeria) (2002). Profile of the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults in Edo State, Nigeria: a situation analysis report of the Young Adults and Adolescent Reproductive Health (YAARH) initiative of Policy Project/USAID and Women's Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC). Women's Health and Action Research Centre.
  6. ^ "Women's Health and Action Research Centre". macfound.org. Retrieved October 6, 2015.

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