In my role as the Founder-President of The Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), I have dedicated 13 years to ensuring that mothers and children have full access to the health services and social support that they require; when pregnant, during childbirth and in those critical early days and months once a baby is born.
In observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on 6th February 2018, we are pleased to feature a piece by a women leader in global health, Her Excellency Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki, about the work she is doing to champion accessible and affordable healthcare for everyone through her organisation the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA).
Gender equality made it to the top of the global agenda at the World Economic Forum. Now we must also look for solutions.
Toyin Saraki never saw her baby who died. At first, when she asked to see the second of her twin girls, Saraki was told she’d been taken to another hospital. Even now — 25 years on — she doesn’t know where the baby is buried.
his year’s International Women’s Day theme, ‘Pledge for Parity’ carries a message for all. Women and men are invited to take a firm step to speed up gender equality, and I want to use this day to
Social Media Week in Nigeria this #MaternalMonday is especially inspiring as it allows us to mark the coming together of maternal advocacy and social media.
On the 14th January 2016, the World Health Organisation declared an end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Less than a day later, a new case in Sierra Leone was detected, indicating that the path to eradication must be paved with vigilance and patience.
Last week, we kicked off our #MaternalMonday Stories campaign, sharing the moments that inspired the Wellbeing Foundation Africa team to dedicate their lives to improving reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
At the White Ribbon Alliance Nigeria, we have campaigned for Respectful Maternity Care to ensure women feel safe, heard, and respected during pregnancy, during labour, and during any negative health outcomes, including stillbirths.
As we embark on 2016 and the beginning of the Sustainable Development Goals, I would like to express my gratitude to all our partners and participants since we started in 2004