Tharien Van Eck 2019

Tharien Van Eck
Target Program Chair
AWC Antwerp


Martha Canning
Target Health Education Chair
AWC Amsterdam

Christine Rigby Hall 2019

Christine Rigby-Hall
Target Project Selection Chair
AWC Amsterdam


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"Promoting Well-Being and Healthy Lives for Women and Girls" was announced as the theme for the 2019-2022 FAWCO Target Program Health at the Biennial Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, on March 24, 2019.



Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.

– World Health Organization

Health programs that address gender barriers improve development programs overall. When women are educated and can earn and control income, infant mortality declines, child health and nutrition improve, population growth slows, economies expand, and cycles of poverty are broken.

– US Aid


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Key Areas that have Serious Consequences for Female Health

  • unequal power relationships

  • social factors

  • malnutrition

  • universal coverage

  • environment

  • hiv

  • mosquito nets/malaria prevention

  • tobacco use

  • discrimination

  • mortality during pregnancy and childbirth

  • economic empowerment

  • lack of information

  • physical, sexual and emotional violence

  • sexually transmitted infections

  • unsafe cooking fuels

  • early marriage


Target Project Selection

The selection process kicked off on May 1, 2019 with the release of the Application Packet. Fifteen project proposals were received by the September 30, 2019 deadline. 

A twelve-member Target Project Selection Committee representing a cross section of the FAWCO community read each proposal and evaluated them on criteria outlined in the Target Project Application Packet.  Projects were rated in three areas: The Project (40%), The Organization (30%), and Fundraising and Promotion Potential (30%). The committee’s challenge was to select a shortlist of three projects to present to FAWCO Member Clubs. 

Please read the blog The Three Shortlisted Target Project Proposals for more information on the shortlisted proposals.  

Target Program Health Timeline 2019-2022

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Target Health Blog:  Health Matters

In our monthly Target Blog, we will learn about the most important issues in women's and girls' health:

  • What are the top ten issues for women's and girls' health?

  • What prevents women and girls from accessing quality health care?

  • What are the goals established by world leaders in health to remedy these issues?

  • What are the effects of poor health on women and girls, their families, communities and societies?

  • What is the impact on women and girls, their families, communities and societies when good health is achieved?

Target Health Bulletin

Our monthly Target Bulletin, will update you on the current status of the Target Program, tease you with a snippet from our blog: Health Matters, and celebrate the FAWCO community coming together to support women and girls' health.

Sign up Here Don't miss a future issue, it's the best way to stay up to date!

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A printable A5 flyer (two on one A4-page), highlighting all the key information about the Target Program for Health.
Please print off a few copies and share them with your friends and fellow club members. 








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