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WHARC Annual Report 2008 – 2009

The Women’s Health and Action Research centre (WHARC) is pleased tp present it’s 2008-2009 Annual report.Now in it’s 14th year of existence, it is evident that WHARC has created a niche for itself in research and publications into women’s health, public health education, advocacy and service devilery on women’s health. As shown in this report, the main focus of the Centre during the 2008 – 2009 year was to continue to implement the activities of it’s 2006-2010 strategic
plan.

The strategic plan, itselfis devited to scaling up best prectices on reproductive health throughout sub-Saharan Afric and to increase awareness on current evidence-based practices for promoting women’s health in the region.

The major highlights of this report include intense research and advocacy on reduction of maternal mortality in Nigeria, the implementation of a program on training of primary health care workers to better manage the third stage of labour, capacity building of private practitioners on provision of qualitative reproductive health care in nine states of Nigeria, and the launch  of a new program to investigate ways and means to increase political will for promoting maternal health at the sub-national level in Nigeria.

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