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Strategic Focus

Drive awareness, advocacy and outreach

Roll-out sustainable and effective programs and initiatives addressing the health needs of women and girls in Africa

Advance partnerships and collaboration to ensure equitable access to healthcare for women and girls in Africa

African Women’s Health Project International is a non-profit foundation that was formed to improve health care needs of women in Africa who will otherwise not have adequate healthcare.

The Foundation was founded in 1999, incorporated in 2003, and the international headquarter was launched in November 2004 in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. The Foundation’s mission in women’s health is focused on three general issue areas:

  • Primary and general medical care for women and children.
  • Women health issues such as birth control and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases through effort in health awareness and seminars.
  • Providing medical outreach centre for women to receive FREE medical care at the clinic or hospital that will be set-up.

The Foundation’s work is focused on reaching back to our motherland and helping to provide more information on health care needs of women by providing FREE medical care to women in their reproductive years. The ultimate goal of the foundation is to set-up FREE Medical Clinics and Hospitals in impoverished areas in West Africa, notably Nigeria and Ghana. Secondly, the foundation brings in qualified medical doctors, nurses and others in healthcare fields from the United States of America to provide volunteer services to these women.
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, AWHPI is a non-profit foundation dedicatedly solely to this mission. We are working to provide access to free medical care for people in impoverished areas of Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, and spread health education and awareness. We can do it — with the tremendous surplus of medical supplies generated here in the United States and through your support! The Foundation’s work is focused on reaching back to our motherland and helping to provide more information on health care needs of women by providing FREE medical care to women in their reproductive years. A woman’s access to quality basic health care, family planning and obstetric services can be improved through commitment to safe motherhood as a basic human right. Gender-equitable approaches to health help ensure her full participation in health service planning and delivery. Improving the health status of women remains an unmet challenge, with great disparities existing between low- and high-income countries.


As part of this effort, the Foundation collects medical equipment and supplies via donations from hospitals, private practitioners, medical manufacturers, retail stores and other private donors in the USA to be transported and used in these areas. Physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel donate their services to perform treatments at the various mission locations. With this Medical Charity Foundation, we have the ability to save lives around the World by using the tremendous surplus of medical items generated here in the United States.

Our focus is on :

Health Policy & Public Education

Facts, Analysis, & Explanations

Collect Equipments via Donations

Medical Services Donated

Some of our programs

AWHPI conducts Breast Cancer Screening/Mammography Centre in addition to Cervical Cancer Screening Centre and Vaccination.

We Care: Africa Medicine Fund
To buy Oral vaccine medicine for pregnant women who are HIV positive

AWHPI Community Health Initiative (ACHI) undertakes educational materials development research including:

  • Development and evaluation of peer educational materials for women. and men on the body, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer, contraception, sexuality and other key issues.
  • AWHPI Community Health Initiative (ACHI) also encourages others to do research in women’s health and has initiated an annual research competition in women’s health.

(ACHI) offers training to health managers, other health workers, health advocates and women’s groups in:

  • Gender and Health (1 week)
  • Health Workers for Change –
  • Training for Trainers (1 week)

The Leadership Course in Gender and Reproductive Health developed in collaboration with the Harvard School of Public Health and the World Health Organisation (3 weeks).

ACHI also includes workshops to:

  • Train women to facilitate Woman to Women/Men workshops, especially for illiterate women, on reproductive health problems.

AWHPI’s Community Empowerment Program (CEP) teaches simple and sustainable ways that communities can improve maternal and child health. In AWHPI classes, participants learn a number of relatively easy ways to greatly reduce the risks of disease and death for children and adults. For example, participants learn the importance of washing hands and dishes with soap, treating drinking water with bleach, and regularly cleaning around wells and water pumps.

After learning about the human right to health, Community Management Committees (CMCs) often launch specific initiatives to improve child and maternal health in their villages. These activities include:

  • efforts to “adopt” a certain number of children to make sure that they receive their vaccinations;
  • similar “adoptions” of pregnant women to assure that they go for prenatal consultations;
  • awareness-raising events on the importance of vaccinations and maternal/child nutrition;
  • the provision of financial support in certain villages to help women pay for prenatal check-ups;
  • conducting baby-weighing sessions and distributing enriched porridge to underweight children;
  • Training community members on the benefits of traditional African infant massage.

Community-led efforts in the area of maternal and child health have led to a rise in vaccination rates, an increase in attendance at prenatal consultations, better follow-up of children’s health after birth, and a decline in malnourished children.

STATEMENT OF NEEDS

At AWHPI, we promote and nurture individuals in the area of health enrichment, health education, economic, community development, and general primary healthcare issues. While the majority of people who live in poor nations of the world have been preoccupied with the struggle for basic necessities of life (food, water, clothes, and shelter), cancer has silently grown to be an enormous problem, specifically – breast and cervical cancer. Each year over 500,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, and 80% of them reside in developing countries. The majority of these women die within a short period of time due to lack of adequate medical care. Most are young married and have children.
Thus, in Africa where mothers are relied upon to provide for and raise the children, cancers not only steal their lives, but also tragically disrupt the entire family. The core focus of AWHPI is to reach women with the medical care they so desperately need during their reproductive years and through this effort also address the other basics that affect their quality of life.
Through our Health Policy and Public Education programs and collaboration with the other healthcare professionals in the US and around the world, we provide facts, analysis, and explanation on healthcare issues to the policymaker, the media, and the public. We will work to broadly communicate information about healthcare and give people information that can help improve their health.
As part of this effort, the foundation collect medical equipment and supplies via donations from hospitals, private practitioners, medical manufacturers, retail stores and other private donors in the USA to be transported and used in these areas. Physicians, nurses, and other medical personnel donate their services to perform treatments at the various mission locations. With this Charity Foundation, we have the ability to save lives around the World by using the tremendous surplus of medical items generated here in the United States.