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About Us

The African Women’s Health Project International (AWHPI), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organisation registered in the state of Arkansas in 2003, dedicated to improving healthcare and enhancing the quality of life of women and girls in Africa. It was born out of a passion and spiritual calling of Her Royal Highness Princess Dr. Moradeun Ogunlana, a native of Nigeria, the granddaughter of the (Late) Pa David Ajasa Ogunlana, the 10th Obanikoro of Lagos. Through a strong global network and coalition of partners, AWHPI dedicates its efforts towards ensuring that every women and girl has equitable access to the basic human right to health. AWHPI focuses on several strategic pillars to drive its mission including:

  • addressing the shortage of resources through donations and supply of medical services and equipment to support the most vulnerable,
  • driving advocacy, outreach and public awareness about women’s health and related issues,
  • advancing partnerships and collaboration to influence policy,
  • roll out programs in collaboration with our network of partners in Africa

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We aim to become a leading catalyst, strategic partner of choice for African leaders, governments, donors, and the international community to enable equitable access for African women and children to healthcare and raising healthcare standards and quality. We work to drive greater synergies and integration for the work of the foundation with health authorities across Africa to mainstream our work and efforts and align them with government strategies and activities to enhance delivery of services and to deliver the strongest impact.
AWHPI strategy is aligned with the global sustainable development goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN in 2015, with a focus on goals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 17.

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Vision

Create strategies, action plans and programs to deliver a healthcare system of standard and quality across Africa, establish more community-based healthcare interventions with active community healthcare clinics fully resourced with basic equipment. Ensure that every woman and child have equal access to healthcare and that those with chronic illnesses receive adequate support and care. Drive proactive advocacy, outreach and literacy to engage community members in activities to improve wellbeing.

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Mission

AWHPI is dedicated to bring health and healing to citizens in impoverished areas by promoting ways to strengthen the healthcare delivery system among women, to procure medical and surgical supplies and equipment for donation to the medical facilities in less developed countries. Drive Education, awareness, training and community outreach to communities. Fully align AWHPI programs with SDG 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 17.

Our Values

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Equality & Inclusion

Equality & Inclusion

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Education & Outreach

Education & Outreach

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Empowerment

Empowerment

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Advancing Health & Wellness

Advancing Health & Wellness

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Dignity & Justice

Dignity & Justice

OUR STORY

When AWHPI was established

She hosts the annual Global Women Empowerment Summit, an annual international gathering of women leaders from around the world on business, agricultural, health and economic development issues. She is the visioneer behind the AWHPI Learn Pink October Breast Cancer Awareness global campaign initiative going on several countries concurrently organized by her Foundation, African Women’s Health Project International.

Princess Ogunlana was recently inducted at the UCT in United Nations as an Ambassador of Culture uniting USA – China – Africa; by promoting Culture, Development and Health wellness among the women of the World; and promoting Peace Building. In 2014, she was inducted as an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation at the United Nations. A native of Nigeria, Princess Ogunlana is descended from one of the oldest and most distinguished royal family lines in Lagos, Nigeria. She is the granddaughter of His Royal Majesty, David Ajasa Ogunlana, the Obanikoro of Lagos, in Nigeria, who ruled from 1938 to 1969. She is also the great-granddaughter of the Ninth ruling King Akarigbo of Remoland, in Nigeria, His Royal Majesty, Oba Liyangu Owabagbe Adenuga. The King of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adeyinka Oyekan was her beloved uncle.

Princess Ogunlana is the author of the bestselling book: The Achiever’s Power: Fifty Golden Nuggets to Becoming an Unstoppable Achiever. She has received numerous humanitarian awards, commendations, and congressional citations, and most recently the Governor’s Excellence Award from the state of Arkansas and Texas. She currently lives with her family in Houston, Texas.

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