Presentation by Dana Allison, Executive Director to WWHI volunteer staff December 8, 2010. WWHI History and Introduction Organization Global Issue Why Women? Where we work On the ground Needs Assessment Where WWHI is today Program Possibilities Timeline Questions. So It Began….
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Presentation by Dana Allison, Executive Director
to WWHI volunteer staff
December 8, 2010
So It Began…
Women’s World Health Initiative Organization
Carri Hulet - The Langdon Group
Board Vice Chairperson
Stephanie Mackay – Columbus Foundation
Richard Ence – Thatcher Company
Chuck Larson – JUB Engineering
Keri Gibson, M.D. – University of Utah Community Clinics
Jacque M. Ramos Esq. - J Ramos Law Firm
Seraphine Kapsandoy – R.N., BSN, Primary Children’s Hospital
Zendina Mostert, MS, B.A. – Nonprofit Program Advisor
“When women thrive, all of society benefits and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.”
1. Jowett M. “Safe Motherhood interventions in low income countries: an economic justification and evidence of cost-effectiveness.” Health Policy 53(3): 201-28. 2000.
Why Women? – Economic Strategies
Return on investment in maternal mortality reduction
WHERE WE WORK:
SENEGAL, WEST AFRICA
Where we work: SENEGAL
Where we work: SENEGAL
1. USAID-funded Demographic and Health Survey (DHS),2005
Where we work: Saraya District
“On the Ground”
WWHI Mission and Vision
WWHI will invest in and educate women in vulnerable populations to change their own communities by building sustainable local health care systems focused on decreasing maternal and infant mortality and early detection of preventable disease.
WWHI will act as a catalyst in the stabilization of communities and countries through educating, empowering, and saving countries’ best resource - women
What was done:
Conducted key informant interviews and focus group with
Women and men in the community
c) lack of understanding
d) low quality care
a) better communication methods
b) more constant source of supplies
c) better healthcare worker reimbursement
d) more quality care in hospital through training
e) better education on birth control and family planning
f) better transportation in emergencies
g) water in the maternities
h) decreased domestic labor and chores for pregnant women
Healthcare Delivery System
Fully Staffed – Surgical
7 Healthposts - Nurses
Birth without support
Imagine if all mothers and their infants could expect a life of health and strength?
Imagine if WWHI can facilitate security for families by assisting their efforts?
February – present program to board
March – present program to stakeholders in Senegal
April – begin implementation measures
Where do you fit in?
With limited resources we have accomplished much as an organization.
You make all the difference for these children and mothers.
Thank you for your past and continued support!!!