About WaCHAG Ghana
Women and Children Health Advocacy Group (WaCHAG) is Rural Community Development Organization registered as a Non Governmental Organization with government of Ghana (CG122012014) under the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Registration statute, (2014). The Organization was formed mainly to focus on reducing maternal mortality and advocating for better health conditions for children and women in Rural Communities.
The organization is made up of midwives and other health workers from the Ghana Health Services who have issues on women and children at heart. Also volunteers from other sectors that understand issues relating to health and are willing to work to improve the health standards of people in rural communities.
The Organization is based in Dangme East District which until recently was divided into Ada East and West District in the greater Accra Region of Ghana. The district forms part of the sixteen Metropolitan and District assemblies in Greater Accra Region. Its located at the eastern part of Greater Accra with its district capital Ada-Foah located about 20km off Accra-Aflao road, along the coast and about 2km from the Volta River Estuary. The district according to the 2010 population census has a population of 93,112 with females dominating at an estimated population of 48,913 with males of 44,199.
WaCHAG has a very strong goal of improving the quality of life of children and women through advocacy and public education. The group has a goal to reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality and promote preventive health care in Ada East and West and Ghana as a whole
Our mission is to ensure that maternal and neonatal mortality is reduced to the barest minimum. Also to help emphasis more on preventive health care in Ghana and that a very good health service is provided to the most vulnerable in our rural communities (women and children).
The philosophy and experience of WaCHAG is based on the reality that women and children are unique individuals and are the most vulnerable in every society and more especially in issues of health.
ADVOCACY: To advocate for better and improve health conditions for women children in rural areas.
PUBLIC EDUCATION: To educate people especially women on reproductive health, neonatal and child mortality and how to prevent its occurrence and to also lay emphasis on preventive healthcare than curative health care.
RESEARCH: To research into maternal, neonatal and children health issues.
COLLABORATION: To collaborate with governmental and other NGO’s both locally and internationally to meet our goal of reducing maternal and child mortality in Ghana and promoting preventive healthcare than curative healthcare.