Women Health Education Programme

« Health through women »

WHEP, initiated by the French Académie des sciences, is a GID international scientific programme.

WHEP plays a supporting role in national projects that contribute to the improvement of health for all via the education of women in developing countries.


a GID Programme - Inter-Academic Group for Development

Education and Teaching Material

This section offers to physicians and members of health services, to teachers and educators the possibility to exchange field experiences, teaching material, courses, etc, under the form of text, presentation, picture or video files.

Articles of the section

Fertility and Contraception in West Africa: an Anthropological Contribution A new book of the WHEP "Medical Anthropology" Collection

On 10 August 2012, by Francis Segond, in Education and Teaching Material
"Fertility and Contraception in West Africa" is the fifth volume of the Medical Anthropology Collection edited by Yannick Jaffré and published by the WHEP. It gathers the works and surveys of nine anthropologists on family planning programs in West Africa. This book was released thanks to the support of: the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD), the French Ministère des Affaires Étrangères (MAE), the Unité Mixte internationale 3189 (...)

Human Genetic Selection: the Importance of Education and Information on a Predictable Issue

On 24 March 2010, by Nouzha BOUAMOUD, Saaïd AMZAZI , in Education and Teaching Material
Abstract [(Once the human zygote became conceivable outside the maternal organism ( in vitro fertilization), its genetic information became entirely accessible to all kinds of investigation. It quickly became possible to select, among several embryos from a same couple, one not bearing genetic anomalies transmissible by one of the parents, for implantation in the maternal uterus. This was a priori the laudable intention of the new medical technique called Pre-implant genetic diagnosis (...)

“HEALTH ALONG THE RIVER”, Health education by the women of the Senegal River Basin PHASE 1 - DESIGNING METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS

On 30 April 2007, by Alain Kasriel, Gilles Riveau, in Education and Teaching Material
Teaching dossier - Health Education and Evaluation – a Methodological Guide

WOMEN IN WATER MANAGEMENT InWEnt / ONEP / UNESCO Chair "Water, Women and Decision Power" - Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, 26-28 March 2007

On 12 March 2007, by Asma EL KASMI, in Education and Teaching Material
BACKGROUND PAPER Water is the most important natural resource as it has a decisive influence on life. Its availability, in terms of quantity and quality, has a strategic impact on sustainable development. During the 20th Century, world population tripled, while world demand for water increased six-fold. In addition to populations needs for drinking water, various factors also contribute to this demand such as agricultural intensification, industrial expansion and climate change. Water being (...)

Impact of Women Health and Nutrition Entrepreneurs and Mobilizers on Health and Nutrition of Rural Children and Mothers’ Knowledge and Health-related Practices.

On 22 January 2007, by Mahtab S. BAMJI, in Education and Teaching Material
[; By Mahtab.S. Bamji, M.Sc.,Ph.D., PVVS Murthy, M. Vishnuvardhan Rao, Devyani Dangoria ; ] Reprinted with permission from the UNU Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2006;27:105-13 Abstract To improve the health care outreach in villages, an experiment was carried out in five non-Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) villages (total population 4 400) of the Narsapur Mandal of Medak district of Andhra Pradesh (AP). Local women (one per village) with an education level equivalent to (...)

Promotion of Health Education in Primary School

On 19 December 2006, by Béatrice Descamps-Latscha, in Education and Teaching Material
Evidence has accumulated that health education is not the apanage of physicians, of nurses or other health professionals and that it has to be integrated in science education. Indeed, both health teaching content (how our body functions, how diseases appear and propagate and how we can prevent them…) and methodology (to observe, to propose hypotheses, to verify them, to deduce a behavior and to evaluate its results… ) are scientific. It is also needless to mention that health problems (...)

This is your Section!

On 22 October 2006, by Francis Segond, in Education and Teaching Material
For WHEP, one of the most important task can be defined by this pithy sentence: "Bring science to women". In other words, Science can be the key to health improvement by educating women, favouring this taking over of knowledge while respecting local cultures. In order to "bring science to the women" it is necessary, mundanely speaking, to exploit all the actual technological means; among them, the Internet can play an essential role as a knowledge vehicle, more efficiently than classical (...)
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