We believe:

  • that African women with health and social ¬†needs should be treated with dignity and respect at every stage of their life;
  • that African women with health-related needs have the right to determine the direction of their own life;
  • that participation of individuals and communities, and the development of strong social networks is critical to supporting these individuals;
  • in the respect of diversity, privacy and confidentiality;
  • in fostering the development of relationships that mutually benefit AWHSS and its partners;
  • that participation and contribution of African women living with chronic illnesses is vital to the growth and development of their communities and the country in general;
  • that improvements in the health status of African women require societal and structural changes to the causes and effects of political, social and economic inequality.