Help by mentoring women to become leaders in health
Teach health professions’ students the knowledge and skills needed to meet women’s needs and respect their rights
Fund skills development of community women to assess their needs and improve health care and development
Women and Health: Together for the Future’s Founding Members and Board of Directors, committed women and men, who are academics, community organizers and activists from over 22 countries. They educate, advocate and implement programs to improve women’s health around the globe. WHTF began in 1991 as a taskforce of The Network and hopes to continue this collaboration with The Nework:TUFH. In 2003, GHETS began providing financial support to increase the impact of WHTF. In 2019, WHTF was registered as an entity in the Republic of South Africa; the office is currently located at the Faculty of Community Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape.
1. Vision: A world where healthy empowered women are recognized and contribute to their communities, where gender equity is a reality for all and women’s human rights are respected.
2. Mission: WHTF mission is to Work, Help, Teach and Fund as the foundation to inspire and empower women to improve their lives.
3. Focus: There are currently three focal areas of work: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Maternal and Newborn Health, and Violence against Women and Children. WHTF will also address arising issues of importance such as COVID-19