The design, development, and adoption of Common Core Public Health Standards (CCPHS) for training and professional certifications supported by the Council of Standards of the Strategic Advisory Board. The CCPHS are standards that set forth clear concepts that professionals need to know and meet up to ensure quality is met in the region
The Academy of Public Health of the Institute is a professional membership body that ensures that professionals gain core hands-on public health skills of their field of expertise and also certify and rank their professional experience, training and achievements through a credentialing process
The Institute undertakes subcontracts in projects and bids for open programme and projects in the public domain and also proposes programmes to donors in areas that will bear value to public health and health systems. It is thus open to work with critical partners to make this work and bring added value to collaborative platforms and consortia.
Public Health Research aims to shed light on the influence of the determinants of health, i.e. factors (genetic, environmental, social, etc.) which determine population health. The objective is to use this knowledge to propose interventions and policies, based on scientific evidence, to help improve health and well-being, and reduce health inequalities.
The Institute situates itself as a prime consulting outfit and undertakes consultancies within its core competencies in the development of the health sector, through its pool of consultants within its membership roll. It takes pride in being adaptable to the changing landscape of public health consulting that meet the complex 21st century space and required competencies that are required for the health development landscape.
The Institute undertakes to educate , reeducate and train health workforce in the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life , promoting health and wellbeing and securing our world from threats through organized systems and efforts of society. The training given is to develop specific public health skills and understanding of innovations, whereas education in public health is focused at systematized learning to drive public health functions.
The Institute works with government and partners to strengthen enabling environments around key health issues and determinants through evidence – based advocacy, policy works, campaigns, and supporting relevant policies including legislations. This is because the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched at the start of 2015 to create a vision for "leaving no one behind" and, in doing so, call for reaching those who are furthest behind first is an important clasp for the work of the Institute in its approach to strengthening the enabling environment for public health programmes.
Public Health Strategies , Knowledge Management for Health Services, Health Institutional Capacity Reengineering, Public Health Research, Data Analysis, Monitoring & Evaluation, Programme Evaluation, Data Collection, Health Information and Communication Design, Health Surveys, Report Writing, Proposal Writing, Technical Assistance, Training, Health Programmes Design, Literature Reviews, Health Systems Research, Implementation Science, and Health Systems Strengthening and Health Project Management.
This is the Rapid Access to Micronutrients in Pregnancy (RAMP) for the first 1000 days of life project that crowdsources micronutrient commodities and promotes good community nutrition practices so as to enhance the window of opportunity strengthening maternal nutrition,early brain development and reduction of stunting is the first 1,000 days from pregnancy to a child's 2nd birthday. This is a multi-country project in West Africa with strong focus on the Sahel region.
The WAIPH's YPPH in collaboration with DRPC's PACFaH@scale is committed to public health research and policy advocacy that is evidence based within the restrictions of non-lobying advocay in Child and Family Health, to increase the engagement and activism of members of the organisation, for better health care systems.
The West African Youths for SDG3 campaign (WAY). The WAY campaign is a West African focused platform for young people to advocate and engage on global health and health related sustainable development issues and also see the commonalities and differences they encounter in their various countries
This programme trains young emerging public health leaders to become strong voices and leading advocates to grow health literacy as a pillar of public health education and information to accelerate the movement towards universal health coverage.
This is primarily an online innovative programme which is conducted mostly for recent graduates as opposed to face-to-face internship in public health , as its key functions are remotely done and training conducted online. It aims to improve youth access to health education as well as increased health literacy profile of the region. Currently over 150 youths across the West Africa region have benefited from the programme.
The Kampala Initiative is a global initiative aimed at making health equity available and accessible to all. It comprises of a democratic civil society space and structure (alliance, community) of independent, critical-thinking activists and organizations across Southern and Northern boundaries that are seeking to promote cooperation and solidarity among civil societies beyond the aid. The launch of the initiative was supported with public webinars that focused on an aspect of aid that requires civil service attention. Since the launch of the Kampala Initiative, different organizations have joined in signing the declaration of which the Institute through its Academy of Public Health is also a signatory and partner
The institute convenes Civil Society Organisation (CSO) meetings for the West Africa Region in support of UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every woman, like the Every Child programme, focused on the adolescent health of young people living in the West African region. The meeting which was held on the 18th of May 2017 was a preparatory dialogue for the multi stakeholders’ consultation by the Independent Accountability Panel that was to be held the following week
The Advocacy for Community Health Insurance and Enabling Environment for Health Financing and Evidenc(ACHEIVE) campaingn is carried out by the Institute’s Academy of Public Health in collaboration with White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria. A 5 day training workshop on sustainable Health financing and advocacy was done in Plateau State. Its target is to enhance the capacity of CSOs and the Media in Plateau State to improve health services by ensuring proper implementation of health policies in healthcare centers at State and Local Government levels
The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 200 universities, non- governmental organizations, research institutes, and government entities from around the world committed to understanding and addressing global environmental change and its health impacts. It is anchored by the Harvard University and focused on building a global planetary health community that crosses sectors, disciplines, generations, and geographies which will help in achieving a safe and healthy environment. The Institute gives technical support to planetary health Alliance in setting up the West Africa Regional planetary hub .
The institute works closely with the Legistlature. It Supports, as part of the Strategic Advisory Group for Legislative Network for UHC in Nigeria, to advocate to the executives and legislatures at the Federal, State and LGA to fulfill promises and implement policies, laws and regulations that have positive health impacts on people. The key message in the advocacy is to demand for increased sustainable funding of PHC and health
Project that promotes patient-centric primary healthcare that engages frontline providers, patients and citizens using evidence informed decision-making to ensure that the right policies and capacities meet the needs of the population.