West African Academy of Public Health (WAAPH) was founded as a nonstate regional health development organisation (RHDO) for improving public health education, practice and programme implementation through high -impact research, training, mentoring and practice. It also works to increase public health literacy and critical return on investment in the sector through strengthened health systems, especially with the fragile systems in the sub-region. The Academy is therefore innovation-driven, working in the field of public health to support governments and partners such as the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), to create dynamic, equitable, integrated, decentralized and participatory health systems within a just and empowered society in the spirit of Universal Access to Health. It is strongly interested in partnerships with your organization and all actors interested in the health and wellbeing of West Africa.
WAAPH works with governments to make caring for newborns including preterm and low birth weight babies a major priority, building capacity of systems and health care workforce around ensuring that importance and practicalities of breastfeeding and skin-to-skin care are heeded and seen as a major life-saving priority.
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