West African Health Organization (WAHO)

WAHO was formed in 1987 when the Heads of State and Government from all 15 countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) adopted the Protocol creating the organization. The objective of the West African Health Organization is the attainment of the highest possible standard and protection of health of the peoples in the sub-region through the harmonization of the policies of the Member States, pooling of resources, and cooperation with one another and with others for a collective and strategic combat against the health problems of the sub-region.