Title of the project: WAHO In-Lead Capacity Activity

Coverage area:  WAHO (regional level),  ECOWAS Countries

Start date: 1 December 2023

End date: 30 November 2028

Project Objectives:

To strengthen the capacity of WAHO as a leader in Health in West Africa, to be the lead health institution in the region for accelerating access to and availability of inclusive and affordable quality health services; ensuring effective public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities across the ECOWAS region; and strengthening WAHO’s institutional processes and promoting organizational excellence.

This is expected to be achieved through:

  • Result IR 1.1: WAHO better communicates its mandate and value add to member states and other Partners.
  • Result IR 1.2: Best practices and priority policies identified by WAHO and consensus reached on adoption.
  • Result IR 1.3: Policy implementation across the region monitored in real-time.
  • Result IR 2.1: Quality of technical support to member states enhanced.
  • Result IR 2.2: Resources to implement new policies mobilized.
  • Result IR 2.3: Country-level policy implementation monitored by Ministries of Health.


  •  Best practices
  • Advocacy and Communication
  • Public-private partnership
  • Health Information Systems (HIS)

 Regional coordination:

  • WAHO

Institutions/Implementing Agencies:

  • USAID/WA Regional Health Office

Linkage of each of the activities with WAHO’s Strategic plan 2016-20:

  • Strategic Objective 2: Strengthening strategic partnerships for health

Priority programs:

  • Technical assistance to Member States
  • Technical and financial partnerships and policy harmonization
  • Strategic Objective 3: Building the institutional capacity of WAHO
  • Priority program: Institutional capacity of WAHO
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