Combating Infectious Diseases

In addition to addressing easily preventable illnesses, WHI also tackles the prevention and control of major disease outbreaks.

Whether that comes in the form of responding to disasters in order to prevent the outbreak of cholera; being first responders to the Ebola outbreak, or working within communities using social behavior change communication strategies to manage and mitigate disease outbreaks in the aftermath. 

Successfully combatting infectious diseases in the long run and protecting vulnerable communities means anticipating outbreaks in health hotspots, laying preventative measures in place in known disaster zones, and working within and alongside communities to build healthy habits and understanding.

Responding to disease outbreaks can not only include initial action, but addressing the often devastating economic and psychological impact in the aftermath for years to come. 

Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Women’s Lives: Launching the first district-wide cervical cancer screening initiative in Sierra Leone

Learn about Sierra Leone’s first district-wide cervical cancer screening initiative and how they’ve screened over 2,000 women across the Bombali District.

Empowering Hope through Enable the Children

A diagnosis can feel devastating, because we all want “the best” for ourselves and our children. Imagine living in a community where you are shunned or told that your child or loved one should not live because of their disability. For many of us, this is unthinkable....

Equipping NGO and Christian Leaders in Sierra Leone as Disability Advocates

Over the past four years, Kupenda and WHI have partnered in Sierra Leone to address superstitious beliefs that disabilities are caused by a curse from God.

HILOM: Self-Care Training

Self-care is vital for our overall well-being as care providers to OSAEC survivors. This workshop focused on providing the knowledge and skills to help you develop a self-care plan. Learn how WHI’s self-care activities can help you cope with stress and improve your mental, emotional, and physical health!

Achievement Through Disability

Read Joan’s story of achievement through her disability as we celebrate both the International Day of Sport for Development & Peace and World Health Day.

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