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


You will find in this section the latest news about the WHEP activities, the schedule of the next meetings and colloquia and the follow up of the WHEP projects.

Articles of the section

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The President’s Greetings for 2011

On 29 December 2010, by André Capron, in WHEP News
The growing interest and consideration won by the Inter-Academic Group for Development and its five programs (including WHEP) prove that, beyond the universality of knowledge, the integration of its regional dimensions as well as its biological and cultural diversity is an essential condition of its appropriation. You were, all of you, thanks to your personal commitment, the architects of this success. I have the immense pleasure - on the very beginning of 2011 - to send you my warmest (...)

Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa better understanding for better action

On 13 November 2010, by Francis Segond, in WHEP News
1rst International Interdisciplinary Symposium in Dakar - 13-16 December, 2010 Evidence-based strategies and interventions for the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality are now well known. They have demonstrated their efficacy in industrialized countries as well as in many developing countries in North Africa, Asia, Latin America. Very few sub-Saharan African countries, however, have demonstrable evidence of translation of that knowledge and experience into effective implementation. (...)

The President’s Greetings for 2009

On 12 January 2009, by André Capron, in WHEP News
Maternal and Child Health remains one of the heaviest burden of Public Health in developing countries. Women are priviledged targets of disease but they are at the same time priviledged and esential actors of progress, in particular in the indispensable promotion of Health education. The Women Health Education Programme enters its 5th existing year. One of its most visibleinternational action has relied on the creation of an interactive website which knows an increasing success as (...)

Announcement for the International Workshop - Rabat, Morocco, 9-10 October 2008 Women Leadership and Water Management: The current situation and the way aheads in the arab region

On 18 September 2008, by Asma EL KASMI, Francis Segond, in WHEP News
The international workshop on Women Leadership and Water Management in the Arab Region is organized by the UNESCO Chair “Water, Women and Decision Power” at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, the National Office for Potable Water in Morocco (ONEP), UNESCO, ISESCO and the World Bank Institute (WBI), and will be held on 9-10 October 2008 in Rabat. This workshop aims at establishing a strategy to promote and strengthen the integration of women as leaders, senior managers, and executives within (...)

Women Health Education Programme - Final report 2008

On 7 March 2008, by André Capron, Jacques Fröchen, in WHEP News
WHEP is a programme based on one key element: education . It aims at bringing health, hygiene and nutrition sciences to women at all stages of their life cycle, and communities where they live thus modifying their knowledge and behaviour according to integrated processes involving committed authorities. It aims in particular to bridging health education at school and within communities. Indeed, WHEP takes into account cultural identities and strives to enable communities an access to (...)

WOMEN IN WATER MANAGEMENT Proceedings of the International Workshop held at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, 26-28 March 2007

On 18 January 2008, by Asma EL KASMI, Francis Segond, in WHEP News
UNESCO Chair "Water, Women and Decision Power", Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco [; ] The abstracts and the texts of the papers read during this workshop are available HERE. 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 (...)

"Women in Water Management" International workshop Abstracts and Papers

On 18 January 2008 in WHEP News
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco 26-28 March 2007

Happy New Year 2008

On 3 January 2008 in WHEP News
The WHEP site team wishes you all a very Happy New Year! Let 2008 be peaceful, profitable for all of you around the world... and beneficial for women in their everyday’s life! Women still suffer from too many evils, and with them their husbands, companions, children and families... We and the WHEP community will do everything this year as we did to share Health knowledge, to widespread these simple hygiene gestures which save lives and wellbeing for all mankind. Human and social (...)

IMPORTANT : maintenance work on WHEP.INFO

On 8 November 2007 in WHEP News
Due to maintenance work on our servers, WHEP.INFO will be off-line from Saturday, November 17th, 10 AM, to Sunday, November 18th, 6 PM. During this one-day break, E-mail exchange will be interrupted, but not lost. We shall reply to your mails on the following day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Call for projects IAP-WHEP Label 2007 Competition

On 4 April 2007, by Francis Segond, Jacques Fröchen, in WHEP News
What is the IAP-WHEP Label? In order to broaden both its fields of realisation and its international dimension, WHEP (Women Health Education Programme) has decided to launch a new initiative aimed at encouraging novel projects based on Women Education to Health. Following scientific evaluation by an international committee, the IAP-WHEP Label and an incentive funding of 5 000 US$ will be awarded to the THREE recipients of the Label. The IAP-WHEP Label will be the guarantee that it applies (...)

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