The Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) has the pleasure to present its 2011-2012 Annual Report. The report details the activities of the Centre during the year, the successes and achievements made and the challenges it encountered in seeking to address its core mission of improving the health and social well-being of women and adolescents. The report indicate that WHARC implemented a number of activities during the year, including research and documentation activities, the publishing of the African Journal of Reproductive Health, the convening of specific community workshops and advocacy activities, and the capacity building of key stakeholders on specific issues in sexual and reproductive health. These reports and the documentations are available at our websites: www.wharconline.org and www.ajrh.info.
Additionally, WHARC made considerable impact during the year through its mentorship program, its support for youths that are affected by social denial, and its partnership with the Federal, States and Local governments in capacity building and resource prioritization. With this report, WHARC has successfully completed the first year of implementation of its 2010-2015 strategic plan. The strategic plan enables WHARC to focus on research and interventions that alleviate the vulnerability of youth to sexual and reproductive ill-health. We are hopeful that the various research and programmatic activities of the Centre will inform the design of future national program.