Women and Health Alliance International (WAHA)
Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International is a non-profit, non-governmental medical organization based in Paris, France. WAHA International is committed to offering comprehensive health care services to impoverished communities and persons, giving priority to those who are most vulnerable especially women and children. They acknowledge the interconnectedness of health with other sectors such as sanitation, nutrition, and livelihoods and therefore aim to provide holistic, sustainable and culturally-appropriate solutions to improve the health of disadvantaged communities throughout the world.
WAHA International’s approach is to connect innovative solutions and new technologies with capacity building activities aimed at engaging all levels of the community. WAHA’s approach does not rely on the dichotomy between “emergency” and “development” contexts, but rather focuses on identifying the best ways to address gaps in healthcare provision, and reducing suffering, in any setting where they believe that they can have an impact through their work. In close collaboration with local partners, they mobilize communities to be empowered and autonomous, always with the utmost respect for the environment in which they operate.
They also involve local organizations, including local and international universities, to boost the academic health sector and ensure the success and sustainability of the projects.
WAHA International was founded in France in 2009 by Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al-Nahyan. Headquartered in Paris, France, WAHA has carried out missions in more than 50 countries, primarily in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. They have grown to over 450 staff members and have established many partnerships with institutions, universities, ministries, governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as with internationally renowned experts from around the globe.
WAHA’s charitable association status was approved by the French authorities in October 2012.See more