NEW PSA: Nigerian Youths Need Urgent Attention

Nigeria is a country of young people – 3 out 10 Nigerians are between the ages of 10 and 24. Yet, lack of access to sexual and reproductive health services place young people at severe risk of multiple, life-threatening health … Read more

Communities express gratitude to WHARC over donated drugs

  Three benefiting communities in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State have expressed appreciation to Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) for donating essential drugs to its health centres. Mrs. Elizabeth Omorogieva, the officer-in-charge of Oligie-Ottah Primary Health … Read more

NEW VIDEO: Our Future Depends on Good Family Planning

Today, over one-third of Nigerian women who do not want to get pregnant lack access to contraceptives and family planning information as well as services – which, for many, will cost them their lives. Please watch and spread information about … Read more

Vacancy For Driver

VACANCY!      VACANCY!!      VACANCY!!! Immediate Employment Opportunity at The Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) a Benin Based NGO requests applications from ambitious and resourceful persons with the highest standard of integrity, capacity for hard work and strong ability to … Read more

The 9th Late Professor Olikoye Kuti Memorial Lecture

Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti was a Minister of Health in Nigeria from 1985 to 1993. As a Minister, he provided a foothold for the institutionalization of primary health care. After his tenure in the ministry, he went to Washington DC to … Read more

DAY 2 AND 3: WHARC improves Traditional Birth Attendants’ skills in Camp 34, Urhonigbe, and Oligie-Ottah PHCS

Ottah PHCS all in  Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State. WHARC’s training project, supported by TY Danjuma Foundation, is armed at contributing to the reduction of maternal mortality, by educating the TBAs on basic information and skills needed and … Read more

WHARC Collaborates With Ekiti State Government To Address Teenage Pregnancy

Concerned health stakeholders including the wife of Ekiti state Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, have said the speedy enforcement of the child rights Law and law against Gender Based Violence would help to address the growing menace of teenage pregnancy in … Read more

Today 21st Febuary 2014 The African Journal Of Reproductive Health published by WHARC launches a special edition on HIV/AIDS – THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE

  Recent evidence suggests that HIV/AIDS remains an unsettling conundrum in Nigeria.  Despite the efforts that have been made by successive governments since the beginning of the new democratic process to contain the virus, Nigeria still has a higher burden … Read more


Definition of child marriage: Child marriage, defined as a formal marriage or informal union before age 18, is a reality for both boys and girls, although girls are disproportionately the most affected. About a third of women aged 20-24 years … Read more


DAY 1   In WHARC’s effort to contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality, WHARC trains traditional birth attendants at Evbonogbon in Orhionmwon local government area Edo State, Nigeria. A team of WHARC staff led by Osasu Aigbogun, Dr. Nicholas … Read more