24rd anniversary of the founding of the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) July 9, 2011
DG’s M e s s a g e
July 9, 1987 – July 9, 2011, 24 years ago, Heads of State and Government of the West African region convinced of the benefits of federating efforts and differences in our region adopted the pro- tocol establishing the West African Health Organisation.
WAHO, a specialized institution of ECOWAS on health issues, was born of the merger between the Francophone Organisation for Coordination and Cooperation for Major Endemic Disease Contol (OCCGE) and the Anglophone West African Heath Community (WAHC). Its mission is to serve all fifteen Member States of ECOWAS in the field of health by transcending language barriers in the region.