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Welcome to Women's Health & Action Research Centre

WHARC is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 1993. It consists of a multi-disciplinary team of health, social science and legal professionals and researchers working together to build the knowledge base and to improve the policy environment for advancing women’s health in Africa. To date, the Centre has conducted formative and intervention research that documents the socio-cultural determinants of women’s health and that provides critical data for developing policies and programs for scaling up best practices relating to women’s health in the region.

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  • Our Mission

    Grounded in a deep love of humanity and a belief in equality and dignity for all people, WHARC works to improve the reproductive health and social wellbeing of women and adolescents in Africa so they can lead productive, fulfilling lives and provide a healthy future for their children. Through its cutting edge research, WHARC educates women, youth, community gatekeepers and policymakers about sexual and reproductive health, and advocates for policy change at the local, state and federal level. WHARC also provides current and effective reproductive health services to women and
  • Our Vision

    The Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) seeks to create a world where all people are treated with equal respect and dignity and where women and young adolescents have equality and access to basic reproductive health information and services.
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Programs & Initiatives

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Accountability Project

Currently the unit is implementing a three year project titled Project to build accountability mechanisms for improving the quality of maternal health care and preventing maternal mortality. . .Read More



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Strategic Communication Project

Currently the unit is implementing a three year project titled Using Empirical Evidence to Scale up Policies and Programs for Reducing Youth Vulnerability to Adverse Sexual. . .Read More


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Implementation Research Project

WHARC won a competitive grant from the World Health Organization (WHO) to conduct a research which aims at improving the quality of emergency obstetric . . .Read More


WHARC Guest House & Event Centre

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Home Away From Home

We highly welcome individuals, groups from all works of life to the Ultra Modern Paradise home in the cool terrain of Benin City, perfectly built to guarantee maximum comfort away from home. The Guest House is an affiliate of the Women Health and Action Research Center.

Our staff as part of the WHARC family, is dedicated to making every visitors stay as relaxing and convenient as possible! Worthy of Mention is our mouth watering meal, Call In and experience the paradise you have being looking for. YOU ARE WELCOME, BE OUR GUEST.

Some of the Facilities Available Include:

  • Bar.
  • Restaurant.
  • Laundry Services.
  • Free Internet Wifi

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Abel Guobadia Specialist Hospital

Services rendered at the Clinic include:

  • 24hrs emergency delivery services and surgeries.
  • Well women clinic: Acetic Acid Visualization test, PAP smear, Family Planning
  • Ultrasound scan service
  • Ante-natal care delivery services and Post-natal care.
  • Gynecological consultations.
  • Laboratory services: Hormonal assay, seminal fluid analysis, blood group, genotyping, retro-viral screening, individual identification test (DNA test).

Read More About the Clinic   Send Us Mail   +234 8102950848


Our Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Agatha Eguavoen /Chairman/

    Professor Agatha Nonyem Taiwo Eguavoen attended the University of Ibadan where she obtained her First, Second and Third degrees in Sociology with specialization in Criminology and Gender studies.
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  • Prof. Friday Okonofua

    Professor Friday Okonofua is the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo State of Nigeria. He graduated MB ChB from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1978 and has PhD (Public Health) from the Karolinska University in Sweden.
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  • Dr. Wilson Imongan

    Wilson Imongan, medical practitioner, graduated with MBBS from the University of Ibadan and had additional training in Dermatology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Dermatological Sciences.
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  • Prof. Bridget Ogonor

    Professor (Mrs.) Bridget Ogheneakpobo Ogonor has B.Sc. (Sociology) University of Lagos in 1978. In 1983. 1990 and 1997, she bagged the following degrees; PGDE, M.Ed (Educational Administration) and Ph.D (Educational Administration) respectively from the University of Benin.
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  • Prof. Cyril Mokweyen

    Professor Cyril Obiajulu MOKWENYE is a Professor Francophone Caribbean and African Literatures at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He was educated at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the University of Bordeaux, in France.
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  • Lady (Mrs.) Marcelina A

    Chief Lady Mrs. Marcellina Aisuebeogun is a retired Chief Health Sister/Chief Nursing Officer and a Health Educator for several years.
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  • Engineer. Ibude Guobadia

    Engineer. Ibude Guobadia is a Management Consultant and Engineer. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) Electrical engineering from the University of Lagos, Lagos in 1984 and a master in Business Administration (MBA) in 1990 from the University of Benin, Benin City.
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