As an organisation we welcome ideas, contributions and perspectives that mean we can improve our knowledge, understand our differences and work and learn together.
WHA’s mission remains consistent with our focus over the past (almost) 30 years – supporting health services and care providers to deliver safe, high quality and equitable maternal, newborn & women’s health care in the partnership with women and their families.
WHA’s vision & strategic priorities are outlined in our strategic plan developed in consultation with members:
The Strategic Plan encompasses a range of initiatives to support members to achieve the highest possible standards of maternity & newborn care, including benchmarking, networking, and collaborative improvement projects. WHA is also active in advocating to governments and other key stakeholders on issues that affect the provision of maternity and newborn care.
WHA is pleased to share our new Strategic Plan for 2021-2025.
What’s changed in this new plan is that we propose to build on our longstanding and greatly valued benchmarking and networking services with some additional strategies aimed at enhancing that support. These include:
- a renewed commitment to finding & showcasing effective tools and approaches to partnering with women in the design & delivery of services
- facilitating collaborative quality improvement efforts on priority issues to support member services to achieve breakthrough improvements in safety & quality of care
- championing effective leadership and staff wellbeing as a key strategy for improving care and outcomes for women and families
- actively enabling exchange of know-how about reducing the carbon footprint of delivering healthcare services for women and newborns
WHA would like to thank the more than 100 members who provided feedback and advice in the development of this new single-page Strategic plan. The Board and staff very much appreciate member’s active engagement & input to this important process.