Description/achievement of initiative
The Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) aims to improve women's health through education and advocacy, particularly in developing countries. WomensHealthSection.com, launched in cooperation with the UN, provides information on everyday issues associated with women's health. This e-learning initiative is active in 220 countries, linked to 30,800 courses in the developing world, and receives 25,000-30,000 visitors per day. As a web-enabled platform, it allows for multiple forms of collaboration worldwide. WHEC will cover the costs of the research and development of our e-learning initiative. Continuing medical education services will be provided free to the countries identified by the UNDP as Least Developed Countries. WHEC remains committed to providing health education and advocacy regarding improving neonatal health outcomes. We will also provide evidence-based medical information to in-country partners and health care providers in Africa and Latin America, to reach 3 million people with reproductive health information, especially family planning, by 2015. WHEC will continue its commitment to create health-promoting schools, recognizing that adolescents find themselves under strong peer pressure to engage in high risk behavior. The spread of HIV/AIDS among adolescents is growing phenomenon, while the traditional problem of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continues to increase. WHEC will continue to emphasize: self-esteem; family planning; the importance of postponing the first pregnancy; and the ability to withstand peer pressure.
The Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) will provide information on everyday issues associated with women's health. a web-enabled platform also enables multiple forms of collaboration worldwide.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure