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.

GID

a GID Programme - Inter-Academic Group for Development
 

Pilot Project : "La santé au fil de l’eau" (Health along the River)

Closely working with the Senegal Académie des Sciences et Techniques, and under the patronage of regional, national and international authorities, WHEP is carrying out a pilot project on Health Education in a rural school environment, as part of the Senegal River Basin development project: "Health along the River"

Unsafe water is responsible for 80% of disease throughout the world. More than 3 million people die annually, victims of diseases caused by using unsafe water. 90% are children under 5 years of age. 450 million individuals who are suffering from diseases, transmitted by vectors associated with water live in sub-Saharian Africa.

Where education and infrastructures are inadequate, water is a bearer of life but also of disease. To bring about a change in behaviour, it is indispensable to take into account the parameters of sex and age. From childhood onwards, women are at the centre of all domestic usage of water. Women bring about change when the information they receive is relevant and adapted to their daily lives. Schoolchildren can provoke change when the family environment is favourable.

Going with the flow to health

An innovatory project based on both the school and the family to teach the day-to-day actions for prevention of disease.

 

Articles of the section

Slide Show: "Going with the Flow to Health" Presentation of the WHEP / EPLS Pilot Project

On 31 October 2006, by Gilles Riveau, in Pilot Project : "La santé au fil de l’eau" (Health along the River)
Short presentation of the WHEP / EPLS Pilot Project Going with the Flow to Health Click on the first slide to start the slide show. Click on the right side of the picture to reach the next slide and on the left side to return to the previous view. Leave the presentation with a click on X.

Social Environment Study Health Education by women in the Senegal River

On 31 October 2006, by Jérôme Coll, in Pilot Project : "La santé au fil de l’eau" (Health along the River)
This text is a summary of the complete Social Environement Study by Jérôme Coll, which will soon be published. The pilot programme for health education by women in the Senegal River basin, a component of WHEP (Women Health Education Programme), was designed as “a research experiment into new methodological approaches to health adapted to populations in developing countries” (Espoir Pour la Santé, 2005). Its implementation has been entrusted by the Académie des Sciences de France to an (...)

"Health along the River"

On 21 October 2006, by Gilles Riveau, in Pilot Project : "La santé au fil de l’eau" (Health along the River)
In Sahel, water governs all the countryside activities and represents an important cultural element. The programme of this Pilot Project is based on the development of new methods which will enable a better awareness of the exchanges between individual and water. The complete version of this article can be read in its original French version.

Report: Meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the Pilot Project

On 2 October 2006, by Alain Kasriel, in Pilot Project : "La santé au fil de l’eau" (Health along the River)
Report of the Meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the Pilot Project "Women’s Health Education Programme" in the Senegal Valley, on July 13th, 2006. The full account of this meeting is available in its original French version.

WHEP Monitoring Mission Evaluation of the Pilot Project WHEP-EPLS

On 1 October 2006, by Jacques Fröchen, in Pilot Project : "La santé au fil de l’eau" (Health along the River)
Report of the WHEP Monitoring Mission on the Pilot Project WHEP-EPLS, in Senegal - March 6-12th, 2006 The whole text of this article is available in its original French version.
 

Documents of the section

EPLS Presentation (English)
PDF | 319 kb | document publié le 23 October 2006
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